chub [chuhb] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural (especially collectively) chub, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) chubs.
- a common freshwater fish, Leuciscus cephalus, of European waters, having a thick, fusiform body.
- any of various related fishes.
- 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.
Chub and Ben came trotting in as Springer took his place at the plate.
“I’m afraid we’ve both been stuffing ourselves, Chub,” the girl replied.
L. Frank Baum
A chub was taken in the Bain, in 1898, with the spoon-bait, weighing 4lb.
J. Conway Walter
“And the great jack and chub and tench we used to fish out,” said Uncle Bob.
George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for chub chub noun plural chub or chubs
- a common European freshwater cyprinid game fish, Leuciscus (or Squalius) cephalus, having a cylindrical dark greenish body
- 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.