Chub definition

chŭb
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Any of various usually stout-bodied freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, especially a Eurasian species, Leuciscus cephalus.
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One of various species of freshwater fish of the Cyprinidae or carp family, especially:
  • The European chub, Leuciscus cephalus.
  • In Europe, its close relatives, notably the fallfish.
  • In North America, the black bass.
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Any of various other fishes, such as several freshwater whitefishes of the genus Coregonus or various marine fishes of the family Kyphosidae.
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Any of several small, freshwater cyprinoid fishes often used as bait.
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Any of a number of marine fishes with a small mouth; esp., any of a family (Kyphosidae) of percoid fishes.
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By extension, various vaguely related marine or freshwater fishes.
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A chubby, plump person.
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(slang) A gay man.
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A plastic or other flexible package of meat, usually ground meat or luncheon meat.
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A hermetically sealed plastic tube used for packaging products such as ground meat or caulk.
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Any of several freshwater ciscos (genus Coregonus) of N regions.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
chub
Plural:
chubs

Origin of chub

  • Perhaps back-formation from chubby

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English chubbe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Recorded since c.1450, from Middle English chubbe (“the river fish”), of unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Back-formation from chubby.

    From Wiktionary