chub

chub

[chuhb]
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:
1400–50; late Middle English chubbe, of obscure origin

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chub (tʃʌb)
 
n , 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
 
[C15: of unknown origin]

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chub
"river fish," mid-15c., chubbe, of unknown origin. In Europe, a kind of carp; in U.S., the black bass.
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chub(by) definition


  1. n.
    an erection. (Usually objectionable.) : He always gets a chubby when he doesn't need it and never when he does.
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Chub definition


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.

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