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[chuhng-kee] /ˈtʃʌŋ ki/
adjective, chunkier, chunkiest.
thick or stout; stocky.
in chunks.
full of chunks; coarse:
chunky peanut butter; The soup was so chunky it was almost a stew.
Origin of chunky
1745-55, Americanism; chunk1 + -y1
Related forms
chunkily, adverb
chunkiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for chunky
  • It's still early days for e-readers, and consumers can only choose between a few chunky-looking models.
  • The chunky cast equipment they is probably as tough as those ship's guns.
  • The majority of the patterns are chunky, as if to indicate that this is the set for steak, not salad.
  • With his little rat teeth and little rat claws and stinky rat tail and mangy rat hair and chunky rat belly.
  • The bike was fitted with chunky offroad rubber, but a stretch of mostly flat highway beckoned for a speed run.
  • If your sauce is chunky, either put it through a food mill or pulse it in a food processor fitted with the steel blade.
  • They are not illegal to sell or eat, but they taste bitter and can wreck the quality of chunky peanut butter.
  • At that point you can make this a smooth soup or purée only half of it, getting creamy richness along with some chunky texture.
  • If you're trying to eat less meat but miss chunky tomato sauce, you'll appreciate the finely diced carrots in this one.
  • The designers also introduced some new bags, including one in the shape of old-fashioned camera case on a chunky chain.
British Dictionary definitions for chunky


adjective chunkier, chunkiest
thick and short
consisting of or containing thick pieces: chunky dog food
(mainly Brit) (of clothes, esp knitwear) made of thick bulky material
Derived Forms
chunkily, adverb
chunkiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for chunky

"thickset," 1751, from chunk + -y (2). Originally U.S. colloquial. Related: Chunkiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for chunky



Chubby; fat: lookin' a little chunky in that dress

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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