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

Definition of chubby

: plump a chubby boy

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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 The quirky narrative depicts the strange but heartwarming friendship between a chubby boy — the childhood persona of lead singer Satoru Iguchi — and a quickly growing pink monster that may or may not really exist. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 18 Oct. 2021 There’s an aura of exclusivity, as at a private club; one spot, a branch of the Yinxi mini-chain on Yuqing Lu in the former French Concession, is unmarked from the outside save for a row of chubby, blank-faced monk dolls set into the wall. New York Times, 12 Oct. 2021 After voting, animal lovers can get their fill of chubby bears with a livestream of Brooks River on Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 29 Sep. 2021 With a combination of matte, cream-to-powder blush, and glossy satin lip colors, the Lip and Cheek Duos give you rosy red cheeks to rival Pinocchio’s, while the chubby Shadow Sticks offer a quick color payoff. Esther Newman,, 8 Sep. 2021 Also reminiscent of the Ashkenazi Jewish onion roll, which has a challah-like softness to it, Ono’s roll has a comforting softness to it, like a chubby baby’s cheek. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Aug. 2021 Otherwise absolutely classical, the FatBoy sandwich, true to its name, contains a particularly chubby slab of ice cream, with a bolder vanilla flavor than your average ice-cream-truck offering. Beth Kracklauer, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2021 This weight is very chubby and kind of almost a bit squishy. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 19 June 2021 The latter were for the chubby kids, and had all the style and comfort of a burlap sack of seed. Star Tribune, 23 July 2021

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First Known Use of chubby

1722, in the meaning defined above

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23 Oct 2021

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“Chubby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chubby

: somewhat fat


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

Kids Definition of chubby

: somewhat fat a chubby baby

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