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chubby adj : euphemisms for slightly fat; "a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton; "chubby babies"; "pleasingly plump" [syn: buxom, embonpoint, plump, zaftig, zoftig] [also: chubbiest, chubbier]

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  • , /tʃʌbi/, /"tSVbi/
    Rhymes with: -ʌbi


  1. Of a person, slightly overweight, somewhat fat.
    It was obvious that the chubby child was eating too much.
  2. Of a part of the body, containing a moderate amount of fat.
    It's quite normal for healthy babies to have chubby cheeks.


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of a person, somewhat fat
  • Finnish: pullea, pulska
  • French: potelé
  • Spanish: gordito
  • Swedish: knubbig, mullig
of a body part, containing a moderate amount of fat
  • Finnish: pullea
Translations to be checked
These had been moved to the noun section; presumably they translate the first adjective sense.


  1. In the context of "slang": A chubby person, especially a gay man.
  2. In the context of "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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