chubby

[chuhb-ee]
adjective, chubbier, chubbiest.
round and plump: a chubby child; a chubby face.

Origin:
1605–15; chub + -y1

chubbily, adverb
chubbiness, noun


pudgy, heavy, fleshy, roly-poly.


lean, svelte, thin, skinny.
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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]
 
'chubbiness
 
n

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chubby
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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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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Example sentences
He had chubby cheeks and a jack-o'-lantern's triangular nose.
Half a dozen chubby sheep graze dreamily on the meadow.
Short and chubby, she always thought she was quite the beauty.
Lots of dolls, especially one that cackled hysterically and kicked up her legs
  when you waved a hand near her chubby cheeks.
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