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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
chunky
adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
machine
▪ Remove the stitches from the standard gauge machine with the garter bar and replace them on the chunky machine.
▪ It is a useful way of adding touches to garments made on the chunky machine.
▪ He has found the thicker yarn ends are best doubled up or used treble to make blankets on the chunky machine.
▪ Recently I was faced with trying to make a cable on my chunky machine.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
chunky silver jewelry
▪ a sweater with chunky buttons
▪ She wore a lot of chunky silver jewellery.
▪ The books were small, chunky, and bright, specially designed for babies.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A lot of highlighting, lots of chunky gold pieces.
▪ Cotton Aran chunky knit sweater with embroidered flowers, £32.99.
▪ Dominating the space between the two front seats are two grey painted wooden vertical wheels with chunky cut-outs around their periphery.
▪ Gold, black and brown patterned chunky knit cardigan, £135.
▪ He was chunky and had a baby face and came to Our Lady of Mercy as a seasoned street fighter.
▪ I remember one time a little short, chunky white girl.
▪ She was about my height, but chunky.
▪ Zachary, a big, chunky kid who played baseball and soccer, came through the doorway first.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Chunky

Chunky \Chunk"y\ (ch[u^][ng]k*[y^]), a. Short and thick. [U. S.]
--Kane.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
chunky

"thickset," 1751, from chunk + -y (2). Originally U.S. colloquial. Related: Chunkiness.

Wiktionary
chunky

Etymology 1 a. 1 having chunks 2 (context euphemistic of a person English) fat Etymology 2

n. (alternative form of chunkey nodot=1 English) (gloss: Native American game).

WordNet
chunky
  1. adj. like or containing small stick lumps; "the dumplings were chunky pieces of uncooked dough" [syn: lumpy]

  2. short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature; "some people seem born to be square and chunky"; "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"; "dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"; "a little church with a squat tower"; "a squatty red smokestack"; "a stumpy ungainly figure" [syn: dumpy, low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy]

  3. [also: chunkiest, chunkier]

Gazetteer
Chunky, MS -- U.S. town in Mississippi
Population (2000): 344
Housing Units (2000): 136
Land area (2000): 0.833189 sq. miles (2.157949 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.833189 sq. miles (2.157949 sq. km)
FIPS code: 13580
Located within: Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
Location: 32.327201 N, 88.929717 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 39323
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Chunky, MS
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Wikipedia
Chunky (song)

"Chunky" is the debut single from German duo Format B. It was released on 13 November 2015 as a digital download in the United Kingdom through Ministry of Sound Records. The song debuted at number 29 on the UK Singles Chart and at number 5 on the UK Dance Chart. It samples the Huey Lewis and the News song "Function at the Junction".

Usage examples of "chunky".

Her jewelry was Bakelite, two chunky bracelets that clattered on her narrow wrist.

A frowning middle-aged woman with conspicuously rouged cheeks, chunky bifocal glasses.

They all seemed to be based on the design of the type he had first met, with that chunky dodecahedral body, limbs sprouting in a variety of configurations, apparently specialized.

Lake Pointe, the handsome house, snap and hiss of logs aflame, chunky glass in my hand, Glory Doyle Geis in wine slacks and white sweater sitting on a cushion on the raised hearth, dainty, bitter-sweet, semi-sad in the firelight.

It seemed chunky - that darkness - as Lunk watched for sign of human presence beyond.

One navvy sprouted a set of finepointed tools and began to take apart a chunky, half-ruined segment of the Mantis.

The woman in the other half is Rosella Munson, thirty-four, medium dark, chunky.

During a trip to the gymnasium, Cranston introduced Harry to the physical director, a chunky, affable man named Tom Rydal, who had done wonders with his job.

The impression of a healthy animal peasant girl was heightened by the chunky hips in faded blue stockinet bathing trunks and the thick short thighs and legs that were revealed when she had stripped.

It was big and chunky and battered, looking as if some large component of an orbital fabrication plant had drifted out this way by accident, acquiring wear and patches and micrometeor impacts along the way.

Shanghai: a step unit done up in Beaux-Arts ironmongery, a rowing machine cleverly fashioned of writhing sea-serpents and hard-bodied nereids, a rack of free weights supported by four callipygious caryatids-not chunky Greeks but modern women, one of each major racial group, each tricep, gluteus, latissimus, sartorius, and rectus abdominus casting its own highlight.

She had a squat, almost bulldoggy figure, and her odd black hair, when it grew, grew upwards so it never covered her ears or chunky neck.

Sunbright was hard-pressed to beat them back, both from himself and from the chunky Candlemas, whom the barbarian considered helpless.

Draka around him as his fingers caressed the chunky wooden forestock of the weapon.

The lads waited, Tad almost with the patience of an Indian, Chunky ill at ease and restless.