chubbiness


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Related to chubbiness: endearingly, cussedness

chub·by

 (chŭb′ē)
adj. chub·bi·er, chub·bi·est
Rounded and plump. See Synonyms at fat.
n. pl. chub·bies
1. Informal A chubby person.
2. Vulgar Slang An erection of the penis.

[Probably from chub (from the plumpness of the fish).]

chub′bi·ly adv.
chub′bi·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chubbiness - the property of having a plump and round bodychubbiness - the property of having a plump and round body
embonpoint, plumpness, roundness - the bodily property of being well rounded
References in classic literature ?
Her form was the perfection of childish beauty, without its usual chubbiness and squareness of outline.
I don't mind telling YOU, because we have always been favourites of each other's, and because you are not like a Pa, but more like a sort of a younger brother with a dear venerable chubbiness on him.
I should have asked my mother about the chubbiness of Lola's hand that time we cheated in a game of Trip to Jerusalem, so I could have known at an early age that this chubbiness was called edema, one of the many side effects of diabetes, where the hands and feet look like the clinical gloves that my classmates and I would fill up with water after our basic experiments in the laboratory.
Flexed posture, short necks, drooling and relative chubbiness seen in infants make them more susceptible for intertrigo (6,7).
"It's the chubbiness Foden that attracts the humour.
I wonder if her talents can in fact compensate for her chubbiness, her limp, and her extended hospitalizations.
She's prone to chubbiness but recently she's become quite big and she's very self-conscious about it, especially around her much slimmer friends.
When remarking upon the physiognomy of Scottish peasants, for example, Morris compares their angular faces and grey eyes favorably to the "chubbiness of a Gloucestershire farmer" and the "smarter and ruddier oiliness of some of our own country folks" (Peter's Letters, 27).
First, striking similarities exist between his essay and his novel, In the Lake of the Woods, and between him and that novel's troubled veteran, John Wade: both he and Wade share the same childhood trauma of alcoholic fathers, chubbiness, and rejection; both went to war, consequently, to "be loved"; both are rejected by the women they adore--O'Brien by "Kate" and Wade by "Kathy." These are just some obvious points of interest that allow us to read O'Brien's essay with even more scrutiny than we would otherwise (for a more detailed listing of parallels between author and character, see Heberle's book, 249-250).
But daily we all see inconsiderate, rude and often dangerous driving on Birmingham's roads, the culprits confident of going undetected because they know that our police are too busy to patrol the streets because they're pushing pens or queuing at fast-food shops to add to their chubbiness.
"So that's why you're more worried about my chubbiness than you are about my job performance!''
Experts are saying this could be one of the reasons why we are seeing a widespread increase of chubbiness and reckon putting the number of calories on the labels of wine, beer and other drinks I'm not allowed will help.