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Etymology 1[edit]


chonk (plural chonks)

  1. Alternative form of chank (type of shell)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation spelling of chunk(y).


chonk (not comparable)

  1. (slang, of an animal) Adorably fat or large.
    • 2018 December 20, Don Sweeney, “Aquarium apologizes for ‘offensive’ Twitter post praising Abby the ‘thicc’ otter”, in The Sacramento Bee:
      A Twitter post intended to celebrate a funny photo of Abby, a “chonk” sea otter at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, instead stirred an online maelstrom of criticism, KNTV reports.
    • 2019, "Big love," Philadelphia Weekly, 29 August-5 September 2019, page 5:
      The shelter posted a photo of an employee holding the “chonk” cat last Thursday, []


chonk (plural chonks)

  1. (slang) An adorably fat or large creature, particularly a cat.
    • 2019 February 27, Sarah Cavacini, “AFCA Cat Show: Mardi Paws Gone Wild”, in Orlando Weekly, page 77:
      Candy's Cat Rescue will have adoptable chonks, slonks and floofs on hand for you.
    • 2019, “Our Best Friends”, in YES! Weekly, 12-18 June 2019, page 20:
      (Murder is the lanky half-tabby, Mayhem the Holstein chonk).
    • 2019 October, “Flat Famous”, in CANTA, page 40:
      The undisputed queen of the house, the most fabulous kitty in the world. Almost a certified chonk these days and will only allow you to cuddle her for 10 seconds.

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