chubby

adjective
chub·​by | \ ˈchə-bē How to pronounce chubby (audio) \
chubbier; chubbiest

Definition of chubby

: plump a chubby boy

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Other Words from chubby

chubbiness \ ˈchə-​bē-​nəs How to pronounce chubby (audio) \ noun

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Jokic was a chubby teenager coming off the bench for a team in Serbia. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "With the 41st Pick in the NBA Draft, the Denver Nuggets Select…the Next MVP," 8 Apr. 2021 The flour tortillas are of the petite, chubby variety that are perfect for smaller breakfast tacos or for scooping with a meal. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "The 5 best shops to buy tortillas in San Antonio along Blanco from Hildebrand to Castle Hills," 7 Apr. 2021 Another uncle, Brian Afoa, is an assistant on the offensive side who helped mold a chubby youngster into a college-level quarterback who has been accepted to Sacramento State. Jim Lindgren, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Steele Canyon senior Elia Kirisimasi leads by example," 1 Apr. 2021 Harry & David of Medford has pointy, chubby and colorful succulents and other live plants along with gift baskets, fruit baskets, chocolates and bakery items. oregonlive, "Long-living, easy succulents: Gifts for Easter and Mother’s Day," 31 Mar. 2021 Weissman leans into Southwest flavors with one of his sandwiches, topped with roasted Hatch chiles and thick, chubby onion rings. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio is having a big fried chicken sandwich moment. Here's why and where to eat them," 3 Mar. 2021 Rusty, as the younger Limbaugh was known, was chubby and shy, with little interest in school but a passion for broadcasting. Matt Sedensky, Star Tribune, "Rush Limbaugh, 'voice of American conservatism,' has died," 17 Feb. 2021 Rusty, as the younger Mr. Limbaugh was known, was chubby and shy, with little interest in school but a passion for broadcasting. Matt Sedensky, The Christian Science Monitor, "Rush Limbaugh remembered as influential voice of US conservatism," 17 Feb. 2021 At this point, Park turns the poster around to reveal a gloriously tacky art print of a Botero-esque chubby French chef, tuque and everything. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, "Ashley Park Did the Ratatouille Musical Because the Universe Literally Gave Her a Sign," 2 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of chubby

1722, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chubby

chub

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14 Apr 2021

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“Chubby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chubby. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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chubby

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of chubby

: somewhat fat

chubby

adjective
chub·​by | \ ˈchə-bē How to pronounce chubby (audio) \
chubbier; chubbiest

Kids Definition of chubby

: somewhat fat a chubby baby

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