chub [chuhb] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural (especially collectively) chub, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) chubs.

  1. a common freshwater fish, Leuciscus cephalus, of European waters, having a thick, fusiform body.
  2. any of various related fishes.
  3. any of several unrelated American fishes, especially the tautog and whitefishes of the genus Coregonus, of the Great Lakes.

Origin of chub 1400–50; late Middle English chubbe, of obscure origin Examples from the Web for chub Historical Examples of chub

  • In these we threw a fly for trout and caught a chub in Androscoggin.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 58, August, 1862


  • Chub and Ben came trotting in as Springer took his place at the plate.

    Rival Pitchers of Oakdale

    Morgan Scott

  • “I’m afraid we’ve both been stuffing ourselves, Chub,” the girl replied.

    Policeman Bluejay

    L. Frank Baum

  • A chub was taken in the Bain, in 1898, with the spoon-bait, weighing 4lb.

    Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood

    J. Conway Walter

  • “And the great jack and chub and tench we used to fish out,” said Uncle Bob.

    Patience Wins

    George Manville Fenn

  • British Dictionary definitions for chub chub noun plural chub or chubs

    1. a common European freshwater cyprinid game fish, Leuciscus (or Squalius) cephalus, having a cylindrical dark greenish body
    2. any of various North American fishes, esp certain whitefishes and minnows

    Word Origin for chub C15: of unknown origin Word Origin and History for chub n.

    type of river fish, mid-15c., chubbe, of unknown origin. In Europe, a kind of carp; in U.S., the black bass.

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