noun, plural (especially collectively) chub (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) chubs.
a common freshwater fish, Leuciscus cephalus, of European waters, having a thick, fusiform body.
any of various related fishes.
any of several unrelated American fishes, especially the tautog and whitefishes of the genus Coregonus, of the Great Lakes.
noun (pl) chub, chubs
a common European freshwater cyprinid game fish, Leuciscus (or Squalius) cephalus, having a cylindrical dark greenish body
any of various North American fishes, esp certain whitefishes and minnows
type of river fish, mid-15c., chubbe, of unknown origin. In Europe, a kind of carp; in U.S., the black bass.
A penile erection: a chubby in your pants
the name of a people in alliance with Egypt in the time of Nebuchadnezzar. The word is found only in Ezek. 30:5. They were probably a people of Northern Africa, or of the lands near Egypt in the south.
/tʃʌb/ noun 1. trademark a type of patent lock containing a device that sets the bolt immovably if the lock is picked
noun A chubby woman, esp a small one: The poor thing was petrified that Graig would find out what a chubbette she’d become/ a chubbette with ”railroad tracks” across her teeth (1970s+)
[chuhb-ee] /ˈtʃʌb i/ adjective, chubbier, chubbiest. 1. round and plump: a chubby child; a chubby face. /ˈtʃʌbɪ/ adjective -bier, -biest 1. (esp of the human form) plump and round n. 1805, from chubby + -ness. adj. 1610s, literally “resembling a chub,” from chub, the short, thick type of fish + -y (2). Perhaps influenced by […]
noun An obese person (1980s+ Students)