Definition of chub in English:

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Pronunciation: /tʃʌb/

noun (plural same or chubs)

A thick-bodied European river fish with a grey-green back and white underparts.
  • Leuciscus cephalus, family Cyprinidae.
Example sentences
  • Nine thousand young stickleback, roach, dace, chub and eels died along an 11 km stretch of the beck.
  • At the close he had taken 36 lb 8oz of small carp, ide, orfe, chub and skimmers.
  • In the Great Lakes region, alewives, smelt, sculpin and chubs make up a large portion of the lake trout diet.


Late Middle English: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with chub

blub, bub, Chubb, club, cub, drub, dub, flub, grub, hub, nub, pub, rub, scrub, shrub, slub, snub, stub, sub, tub

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