Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Rounded and plump. synonym: fat.
  • noun Informal A chubby person.
  • noun Vulgar Slang An erection of the penis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Round and plump.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like a chub; plump, short, and thick.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of a person, slightly overweight, somewhat fat and hence soft.
  • adjective Of a body part, containing a moderate amount of fat.
  • noun A chubby, plump person
  • noun slang Especially a gay man.
  • noun slang An erection of the penis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from chub (from the plumpness of the fish).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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."

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  • The pronunciation of the word chubby /'tʃʌbɪ/ is very similar to the pronunciation of the catalonian male name Xavi

    October 21, 2007

  • Here, WeirdNet seems to be correct, but never more enjoyably so. ;-)

    November 28, 2007

  • Heehee!

    November 28, 2007