chunky

adjective
\ 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

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Other Words from chunky

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for chunky

Synonyms

clumpy, curdy, lumpy, nubbly, nubby

Antonyms

smooth

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Examples of chunky in a Sentence

The shoes have chunky heels. an athlete with a chunky build

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Chips are thick and warm, the guacamole simultaneously chunky and creamy with onion and cilantro flavors in every bite. Washington Post, "How a world-class chef blossomed in Napa Valley: The French Laundry turns 25," 3 July 2019 But today, the chunky critter is endangered, its population reduced by nearly 90 percent. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Minnesota Will Pay Residents to Grow Bee-Friendly Lawns," 17 June 2019 Being heavy and unwieldy, however, the chunky fruit is bothersome to purchase and prepare, somewhat mitigating its touted effect. Crystal Reid, Popular Mechanics, "This Tiny Island Is Trying to Save the World. But Why?," 12 June 2019 With spidery legs and a chunky profile, the module, dubbed Spider, was all function, no form — the ideal machine to land on the moon. Ernie Mastroianni, Discover Magazine, "Travel With Apollo 9 As They Launch to Space 50 Years Ago," 1 Mar. 2019 Few would keep pouring chunky milk over cereal, but many might overlook a spot of mold on bread. Washington Post, "‘Sell By’ or what? US pushes for clarity on expiration dates," 6 June 2019 And speaking of sun, Andrea Valle caught the glow of golden hour with dewy skin, brush-up brows, and chunky crimson highlights. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Aweng Chuol, Margot Robbie, and More," 26 May 2019 Turner completed her look with a pair of chunky white trainers, and pulled up white socks. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner and Priyanka Chopra Step Out with Their Jonas Husbands in New York," 11 May 2019 Their romance was as embedded into mid-2000s culture as Paris Hilton, Juicy Couture tracksuits, and chunky highlights. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Meredith and Derek's Relationship on Grey's Anatomy Wouldn't Happen in 2018," 9 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of chunky

1733, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of chunky was in 1733

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chunky

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of chunky

: heavy, thick, and solid
: somewhat fat
: having a short and strong body

chunky

adjective
\ 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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