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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chuhng-kee]
    • /ˈtʃʌŋ ki/
    • /ˈtʃʌŋ.ki/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chuhng-kee]
    • /ˈtʃʌŋ ki/

Definitions of chunky word

  • adjective chunky A chunky person is broad and heavy. 3
  • adjective chunky A chunky object is large and thick. 3
  • adjective chunky thick and short 3
  • adjective chunky consisting of or containing thick pieces 3
  • adjective chunky (of clothes, esp knitwear) made of thick bulky material 3
  • adjective chunky short and thick 3

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Origin of chunky

First appearance:

before 1745
One of the 47% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1745-55; chunk1 + -y1

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Parts of speech for Chunky


chunky popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% 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".

chunky usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chunky

adj chunky

  • chubby — A chubby person is rather fat.
  • stout — bulky in figure; heavily built; corpulent; thickset; fat: She is getting too stout for her dresses. Synonyms: big, rotund, stocky, portly, fleshy. Antonyms: thin, lean, slender, slim; skinny, scrawny.
  • stocky — of solid and sturdy form or build; thick-set and, usually, short.
  • beefy — Someone, especially a man, who is beefy has a big body and large muscles.
  • dumpy — short and stout; squat: a dumpy figure.

adjective chunky

  • lumpy — full of lumps: lumpy gravy.
  • bumpy — A bumpy road or path has a lot of bumps on it.
  • coarse — Coarse things have a rough texture because they consist of thick threads or large pieces.
  • rough — having a coarse or uneven surface, as from projections, irregularities, or breaks; not smooth: rough, red hands; a rough road.
  • solid — having three dimensions (length, breadth, and thickness), as a geometrical body or figure.

Antonyms for chunky

adj chunky

  • skinny — very lean or thin; emaciated: a skinny little kitten.
  • underweight — weighing less than is usual, required, or proper.
  • thin — having relatively little extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thick: thin ice.
  • slim — slender, as in girth or form; slight in build or structure.

adjective chunky

  • smooth — free from projections or unevenness of surface; not rough: smooth wood; a smooth road.
  • lightweight — light in weight.
  • slender — having a circumference that is small in proportion to the height or length: a slender post.

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