Pronunciation Adjective

chubby (comparative chubbier, superlative chubbiest)

  1. Of a person, slightly overweight, somewhat fat, and hence soft, plump, and rounded.
    • 2010, Marsha Hubler, The Long Ride Home, Zonderkidz (ISBN 9780310429333), page 97:
      Slowly Skye wrapped her arms around the chubby woman's frame and rested her head on Rita's chest drenched with perspiration.
    Obviously the chubby child was eating too much.
    Synonyms: chunky, plump, podgy, tubby
  2. Of a body part, containing a moderate amount of fat.
    It's quite normal for babies to have chubby cheeks.
    Synonyms: chunky, plump, podgy
  • French: potelé, dodu
  • German: mollig
  • Italian: grassoccio, cicciuto, paffutello
  • Portuguese: rechonchudo, gorducho, roliço
  • Russian: пу́хленький
  • Spanish: gordito, rechoncho, regordete (colloquial), rellenito (colloquial), metido en carnes
Translations Noun

chubby (plural chubbies)

  1. A chubby, plump person
    • 1949, R. Duffy Lewis, Dorothy Stote, How to build an infant's, girls' and teens' wear business: a manual for retailers and prospective shop owners
      The chubby is the girl who cannot be fitted in the regular 7 to 14 size range because she is too stout. Sizes for these girls are 7*4 to 141/^, and are specially styled and designed to give them better proportions.
    • 2007, Jackie Guerra, Under Construction: How I've Gained and Lost Millions of Dollars and Hundreds of Pounds, New Amer Library (ISBN 9780451220301)
      The chubby is especially taken for granted: "Hey, can you watch my purse while I dance?"
  2. (LGBT slang) An overweight or obese gay man.
  3. (slang) A penile erection, especially when short and with a large circumference; a boner.
    Hey, Lucius, I just wanted to share a piece of personal information with you. I've got a... a chubby right now because [starts screaming] This is one of the most awesome experiences of my life!—Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • French: dodu
  • German: Dickerchen

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