Chubby definition

chŭbē
(informal) A chubby person.
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Rounded and plump.
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(vulgar slang) An erection of the penis.
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Of a person, slightly overweight, somewhat fat and hence soft.

Obviously the chubby child was eating too much.

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The definition of chubby is someone plump, rounded or slightly overweight.

When you have a toddler who is round and plump, this is an example of someone who would be described as chubby.

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A chubby, plump person.
noun
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Round and plump; fleshy.

A chubby baby.

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(slang) Especially a gay man.
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(slang) An erection of the penis.

Hey, Lucius, I just wanted to share a piece of personal information with you. I've got a... a chubby right now because [starts creaming] This is one of the most awesome experiences of my life!—Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

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Of a body part, containing a moderate amount of fat.

It's quite normal for healthy babies to have chubby cheeks.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
chubby
Plural:
chubbies

Adjective

Base Form:
chubby
Comparative:
chubbier
Superlative:
chubbiest

Origin of chubby

  • Probably from chub (from the plumpness of the fish)

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

  • recorded since 1611, from chub (short, thick fish species, used as bait), used metaphorically for "lazy person" since 1558; perhaps influenced by Old Norse kumba "log" and/or kumben "stumpy."

    From Wiktionary