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Meaning of “chunky” in the English Dictionary

"chunky" in British English

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chunkyadjective

uk   us   /ˈtʃʌŋ.ki/
used to ​describeclothes that are ​thick and ​heavy, or ​jewellery made of ​largepieces: a chunky ​sweater a chunky ​necklace approving used to ​describe a ​person who is ​short and ​heavy
(Definition of chunky from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chunky" in American English

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chunkyadjective

 us   /ˈtʃʌŋ·ki/
made of ​thick or ​lumpypieces: She ​wears chunky ​earrings and ​rings and a ​baggysweater. Chunky ​foods have ​pieces or ​lumpsmixed into a ​smoothbase: I ​love chunky ​peanutbutter! A ​person who is chunky is ​strong and ​builtsolidly: She’s a chunky woman with a ​powerfulpersonality.
(Definition of chunky from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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