Chubby vs Stocky - What's the difference?

chubby | stocky |


As adjectives the difference between chubby and stocky

is that chubby is of a person, slightly overweight, somewhat fat and hence soft while stocky is (of a person or an animal) sturdy; solidly built; heavy and compact.

As a noun chubby

is a chubby, plump person.

chubby

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Of a person, slightly overweight, somewhat fat and hence soft.
  • Obviously the chubby child was eating too much.
  • Of a body part, containing a moderate amount of fat.
  • It's quite normal for healthy babies to have chubby cheeks.

    Synonyms

    * (person) chunky, plump, podgy, tubby * (part of the body) chunky, plump, podgy

    Derived terms

    * chubbily * chubbiness

    Noun

    (chubbies)
  • A chubby, plump person
  • An overweight or obese gay man.
  • (slang) An erection of the penis.
  • Hey, Lucius, I just wanted to share a piece of personal information with you. I've got a... a chubby right now because [starts creaming] This is one of the most awesome experiences of my life!—

    Derived terms

    * chub (plump person) * chubby chaser

    stocky

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (of a person or an animal) sturdy; solidly built; heavy and compact