Chubby vs. Chunky

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  • Chubby (adjective)

    Of a person, slightly overweight, somewhat fat, and hence soft, plump, and rounded.

    "Obviously the chubby child was eating too much."

  • Chubby (adjective)

    Of a body part, containing a moderate amount of fat.

    "It's quite normal for babies to have chubby cheeks."

  • Chubby (noun)

    A chubby, plump person

  • Chubby (noun)

    An overweight or obese gay man.

  • Chubby (noun)

    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"

  • Chunky (adjective)

    Having chunks.

    "I ate a chunky bar of chocolate."

  • Chunky (adjective)


    "I prefer chunky blonde girls to skinny brunettes."

  • Chunky (adjective)

    Of a cat: having a large, solid bodyline.

    "The British Shorthair has a distinctively chunky body, dense coat and broad face."

  • Chunky (noun)

    Native American game.

  • Chubby (adjective)

    Like a chub; plump, short, and thick.

  • Chunky (adjective)

    Short and thick.

Webster Dictionary
  • Chubby (adjective)

    euphemisms for slightly fat;

    "a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"

    "chubby babies"

    "pleasingly plump"

  • Chunky (adjective)

    like or containing small stick lumps;

    "the dumplings were chunky pieces of uncooked dough"

  • Chunky (adjective)

    short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature;

    "some people seem born to be square and chunky"

    "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"

    "dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"

    "a little church with a squat tower"

    "a squatty red smokestack"

    "a stumpy ungainly figure"

Princeton's WordNet

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