Plump vs Chubby - What's the difference?

plump | chubby |

Plump is a synonym of chubby.


As adjectives the difference between plump and chubby

is that plump is having a full and rounded shape; chubby, somewhat overweight while chubby is of a person, slightly overweight, somewhat fat and hence soft.

As nouns the difference between plump and chubby

is that plump is (obsolete) a knot or cluster; a group; a crowd while chubby is a chubby, plump person.

As a verb plump

is to grow ; to swell out.

As a adverb plump

is directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.

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plump

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To grow ; to swell out.
  • Her cheeks have plumped .
  • To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.
  • * Spectator
  • Dulcissa plumps into a chair.
  • To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up .
  • * Fuller
  • to plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles
  • To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily.
  • to plump a stone into water
  • To give a plumper (kind of vote).
  • To give (a vote), as a plumper.
  • (used with for) To favor or decide in favor of something.
  • "A recent poll by the New York Times found that although most Brazilians plump for arch-rival Argentina as the team they most want to lose, the second-biggest group want Brazil itself to stumble." source: http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21600983-brazilian-workers-are-gloriously-unproductive-economy-grow-they-must-snap-out

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Having a full and rounded shape; chubby, somewhat overweight.
  • * (Thomas Carew) (1595-1640)
  • The god of wine did his plump clusters bring.
  • *
  • Fat.
  • Synonyms

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    Antonyms

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    Adverb

  • Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A knot or cluster; a group; a crowd.
  • a plump of trees, fowls, or spears
    To visit islands and the plumps of men. — Chapman.

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    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