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Used to describe someone in a pleasant or affectionate way, rather than implying a health issue. SlideHer niece was charming with her chubby little arms reaching up.
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'Chubby' is casual and usually not suitable for formal documents or discussions about body weight. SlideHe didn't want to offend anyone by using 'chubby' in the official report.
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While some might be sensitive about their weight, 'chubby' is often not meant to insult. SlideShe mentioned her cat was getting a bit chubby with a soft smile.