\ 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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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
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First Known Use of chunky

1733, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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5 May 2021

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“Chunky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chunky

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


\ 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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