Etymology
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chub (n.)

type of river fish, mid-15c., chubbe, of unknown origin. In Europe, a kind of carp; in U.S., the black bass. Also applied to a lazy person (1550s) and to one who is plump. Compare chubby.

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Definitions of chub

chub (n.)
European freshwater game fish with a thick spindle-shaped body;
Synonyms: Leuciscus cephalus
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