chub


chub
1) a name applied to various unrelated fishes which have short, thick and rounded bodies and large heads
2) a foolish fellow, easily imposed on, from the fish easily caught (obsolete slang)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • chub´bi|ly — chub|by «CHUHB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. round and plump: »a chubby child. Most babies have chubby cheeks. –chub´bi|ly, adverb. –chub´bi|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • chub|by — «CHUHB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. round and plump: »a chubby child. Most babies have chubby cheeks. –chub´bi|ly, adverb. –chub´bi|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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