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chub

[chuhb] /tʃʌb/
noun, plural (especially collectively) chub (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) chubs.
1.
a common freshwater fish, Leuciscus cephalus, of European waters, having a thick, fusiform body.
2.
any of various related fishes.
3.
any of several unrelated American fishes, especially the tautog and whitefishes of the genus Coregonus, of the Great Lakes.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English chubbe, of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for chub

chub

/tʃʌb/
noun (pl) chub, chubs
1.
a common European freshwater cyprinid game fish, Leuciscus (or Squalius) cephalus, having a cylindrical dark greenish body
2.
any of various North American fishes, esp certain whitefishes and minnows
Word Origin
C15: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for chub
n.

type of river fish, mid-15c., chubbe, of unknown origin. In Europe, a kind of carp; in U.S., the black bass.

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Slang definitions & phrases for chub

chub

noun

A penile erection: a chubby in your pants


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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chub in the Bible

the name of a people in alliance with Egypt in the time of Nebuchadnezzar. The word is found only in Ezek. 30:5. They were probably a people of Northern Africa, or of the lands near Egypt in the south.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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