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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chuhb]
    • /tʃʌb/
    • /ʧʌb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chuhb]
    • /tʃʌb/

Definitions of chub word

  • noun chub a common European freshwater cyprinid game fish, Leuciscus (or Squalius) cephalus, having a cylindrical dark greenish body 3
  • noun chub any of various North American fishes, esp certain whitefishes and minnows 3
  • noun chub any of several small, freshwater cyprinoid fishes often used as bait 3
  • noun chub any of several freshwater ciscos (genus Coregonus) of N regions 3
  • noun chub any of a number of marine fishes with a small mouth; esp., any of a family (Kyphosidae) of percoid fishes 3
  • noun plural chub a common freshwater fish, Leuciscus cephalus, of European waters, having a thick, fusiform body. 1

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Origin of chub

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English chubbe, of obscure origin

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Parts of speech for Chub


chub popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chub usage trend in Literature

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