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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. chuhb  [key]

Meaning & History

English (mainly West Country): nickname from Middle English chubbe ‘chub’ a common freshwater fish Leuciscus cephalus. The fish is notable for its short fat shape and sluggish habits and the word was used in early Modern English for a lazy spiritless person a rustic or a simpleton. It is also probably the origin of modern English chubby although the term has lost any pejorative overtones.
Added 2/1/2023 by anonymous