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adjective Chub"by
Like a chub; plump, short, and thick.
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  1. Sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure ("a chubby child")

Recorded since 1611, from chub (“short, thick fish species used as bait"; used metaphorically since 1558 for "lazy person”), an assibilated form of cub (“a lump, heap, mass”) and cob, from Middle English *cubbe (found only in derivative cubbel (“a block to which an animal is tethered”)), from Old Norse kubbr, kumbr (“block, stump, log”) and/or Old Norse kumben (“stumpy”), equivalent to chub +‎ -y. Cognate with Swedish dialectal kubbug (“fat, plump, chubby”). More at chub.

  1. A chubby, plump person
  2. (LGBT slang) An overweight or obese gay man.
  3. (slang) A penile erection, especially when short and with a large circumference; a boner.
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Notable Persons Named Chubby

Chubby Checker is a rock, roll, rhythm, and blues singer-songwriter. He plays Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1959. Chubby was given the name Ernest Evans on October 3rd, 1941 in Spring Gully, South Carolina.


Chubby Cox is a basketball player for the Wilkes-Barre / Pennsylvania Barons, Lancaster Red Roses (basketball), and Washington Wizards. His career lasted from 1978 to 1983. Chubby was born on December 29th, 1955 in Philadelphia.


Chubby Dudley is a wrestler. Chubby was born in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, US.


Chubby Carrier is a zydeco musician, singing, and songwriter. He plays Accordion. He was most active from 1979 to 1979. Chubby was given the name Joseph Roy "Chubby" Carrier Jr. on July 1st, 1967 in Lafayette, Louisiana.


Chubby Parker was a folk music, country music, and old-time music musician. He plays Banjo and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1925 to 1931. Chubby was given the name Frederick R. Parker in 1876 in Lafayette, Indiana. He breathed his last breath in 1940.


Chubby Oates was an actor. Chubby was given the name Arthur Oates on December 23rd, 1942. He died on November 10th, 2006.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Chubby

Popa Chubby is an electric blues musician. He plays Guitar, Human voice, and Drum kit. He has had major accomplishments since 1992. Popa was given the name Theodore Joseph Horowitz on March 31st, 1960 in The Bronx. Popa is also known as Popa Chubby.


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Fun Facts about the name Chubby

  • How Popular is the name Chubby? Chubby is the 68,131st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Chubby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14 babies born with the first name Chubby in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chubby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Chubby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chubby is Friday, April 6th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Chubby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chubby was in 1962 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Chubby: Your name in reverse order is Ybbuhc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ucbbyh. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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