Definition of chub in English:


Syllabification: chub
Pronunciation: /CHəb


  • A thick-bodied European river fish with a gray-green back and white underparts, popular with anglers.
    • Leuciscus cephalus, family Cyprinidae
    More 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.

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