\ ˈchəŋ-kē How to pronounce chunky (audio) \
chunkier; chunkiest

Definition of chunky

1a : heavy, solid, and thick or bulky a chunky sweater chunky bracelets especially : stocky an athlete with a chunky build
b : plump, chubby
2 : filled with chunks chunky peanut butter

Other Words from chunky

chunkily \ ˈchəŋ-​kə-​lē How to pronounce chunky (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of chunky in a Sentence

The shoes have chunky heels. an athlete with a chunky build
Recent Examples on the Web These figures, which are chunky enough for little hands, also come in a The Office collector set. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 5 May 2022 Try pairing a comfy playsuit with stomping boots and a breezy cover-up, then finish the look with a chunky necklace. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Apr. 2022 Paired with Lipa’s new platinum dye job and a chunky gold high-collar necklace, this is a Grammys look to remember. ELLE, 4 Apr. 2022 Over the criss-cross body chain, Hailey layered a chunky gold herringbone necklace. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 3 Mar. 2022 Aaliya’s signature look is equal parts Cleopatra and punk rock, with an ornate headdress, chunky collar necklace, and a metallic bra and maxiskirt that could easily be seen on a Paco Rabanne runway. Caitlin Morton, Vogue, 29 Oct. 2021 The rest of the photos show Beyoncé stunning in a double-denim ensemble punctuated by piles of luxe accessories, like a cream-and-gold belt and chunky diamond-pendant necklace, not to mention that highly-covetable Chanel camera bag. Sarah Midkiff,, 5 Apr. 2021 However, the execution took some engineering to achieve the brand’s signature aesthetic with lightweight wood and marble veneers rather than chunky blocks of materials. Helena Madden, Robb Report, 1 May 2022 In one striking image from that 1937 trip, Man Ray photographed Fidelin standing outdoors against a wall, naked except for flat shoes, bold earrings and a chunky link necklace, with a long washboard extended over her legs like a metal maxiskirt. New York Times, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chunky

1733, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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17 May 2022

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“Chunky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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\ ˈchəŋ-kē How to pronounce chunky (audio) \
chunkier; chunkiest

Kids Definition of chunky

1 : heavy, thick, and solid chunky jewelry
2 : having a short and thick body a chunky wrestler
3 : containing many solid pieces chunky peanut butter

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