[chuhb-ee] /ˈtʃʌb i/
adjective, chubbier, chubbiest.
round and plump:
a chubby child; a chubby face.
adjective -bier, -biest
(esp of the human form) plump and round
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”]
noun 1. a small mackerel, Scomber japonicus, of Atlantic and Pacific seas and parts of the Indian Ocean.
[chuhb-suhk-er] /ˈtʃʌbˌsʌk ər/ noun 1. any of several stout of the genus Erimyzon, inhabiting sluggish streams, backwaters, and lakes of the central and eastern U.S.
[choo-boot] /tʃʊˈbut/ noun 1. a river in SW Argentina, in the Andes, flowing E to the Atlantic Ocean. 500 miles (805 km) long.
[choo k-chee] /ˈtʃʊk tʃi/ noun, plural Chuchchis (especially collectively) Chuchchi. 1. . [choo k-chee] /ˈtʃʊk tʃi/ noun, plural Chukchis (especially collectively) Chukchi for 1. 1. a member of a Paleo-Asiatic people of northeastern Siberia. 2. the Chukotian language of the Chukchi people, noted for having different pronunciations for men and women. /ˈtʃʊktʃɪ/ noun 1. (pl) […]