- chubby (adj.)
- 1610s, literally "resembling a chub," from chub, the short, thick type of fish + -y (2). Perhaps influenced by Old Norse kumba "log," kumben "stumpy."
ME chubbe ... was also used of a "lazy, spiritless fellow; a rustic, simpleton; dolt, fool" (1558), whilst Bailey has "Chub, a Jolt-head, a great-headed, full-cheeked Fellow," a description reminiscent of that of the chevin, another name for the chub ... Thus the nickname may have meant either "short and thick, dumpy like a chub," or "of the nature of a chub, dull and clownish." ["Dictionary of English Surnames"]
- 1. He had twined his chubby arms around Vincent's neck.
- 2. He is stocky though not chubby.
- 3. At first I thought he was rather ordinary looking, a little chubby, not my type.
- 4. Do you think I'm too chubby?
- 5. He used to kid me about being chubby.
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