adjective, chubbier, chubbiest.
round and plump: a chubby child; a chubby face.

1605–15; chub + -y1

chubbily, adverb
chubbiness, noun

pudgy, heavy, fleshy, roly-poly.

lean, svelte, thin, skinny. Unabridged
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chubby (ˈtʃʌbɪ)
adj , -bier, -biest
(esp of the human form) plump and round
[C17: perhaps from chub, with reference to the plump shape of the fish]

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1611, from chub (q.v.) the short, thick fish used as bait, used metaphorically for "lazy person" since 1558; perhaps influenced by O.N. kumba "log," kumben "stumpy."
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