chub·by | \ˈchə-bē \
chubbier; chubbiest

Definition of chubby 

: plump a chubby boy

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Other Words from chubby

chubbiness \ˈchə-bē-nəs \ noun

Examples of chubby in a Sentence

He was always chubby as a child. the chubby baby had slimmed down by the time she was a toddler

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In the West, Mr. Kim, 34, has often been caricatured as a chubby child toying with nuclear missiles. New York Times, "Kim Jong-un’s Image Shift: From Nuclear Madman to Skillful Leader," 6 June 2018 This is back when @money23green was chubby as hell at Michigan State . Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "C.J. McCollum recalls how being cut from Team USA was 'blessing in disguise'," 4 July 2018 Her mom flips to a photo of a much, much younger girl — a chubby-cheeked, flat-chested child. Anna Silman, The Cut, "The Tale and the Truth About 13-Year-Old Girls," 25 May 2018 Apparently, the pair decided to turn Travis' gig at Miami hot spot Story Nightclub into a bit of a break from their brand new parenting duties after the birth of their little, chubby-cheeked angel, Stormi Webster. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner Has a Mysterious Mark Under Her Eye and Tries To Hide Her Face While Leaving Hotel," 8 Mar. 2018 Some changes seemed a little iffy: Putting Big Boy on a diet to lose some of his chubby kid fat, new graphics and signage in stores. Polly Campbell,, "Polly Campbell: Coke back at Frisch's. Here's what it means," 18 June 2018 Think polenta cakes topped with chubby blackberries baked with flecks of Earl Grey and lemon tarts drizzled with tiny threads of dark chocolate. Genevieve Roth, Bon Appetit, "Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop Gets Me Through the Long Alaskan Winter," 6 June 2018 In the coming-of-age drama Measure of a Man, a chubby teen named Bobby Marks (Blake Cooper) endures one of the most gruesome summers at a lake since Friday the 13th. Gary Thompson,, "Coming-of-age drama 'Measure of a Man' comes up short | Movie review," 10 May 2018 Teri was 22 and chubby with shoulder-length brown hair., "CHAPTER 5: THE GIRL IN THE CAFÉ," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of chubby

1722, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of chubby

: somewhat fat


chub·by | \ˈchə-bē \
chubbier; chubbiest

Kids Definition of chubby

: somewhat fat a chubby baby

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