What does chungus mean?

A cute, chunky creature

Chungus means a cute, chunky creature. While the term was originally popularized by video game journalist Jim Sterling and online gamers, its use has increased and morphed such that you might hear someone at your local park shout "Look at that chungus!" while pointing at an adorably fat squirrel.

When Sterling began using the term chungus, it had no actual meaning. A Redditor named GaryTheTaco, however, paired the term with an image of an overweight Bugs Bunny, creating a mock-up for a fake PS4 game called Big Chungus. This image eventually went viral, leading to chungus's association with cartooinshly overweight creatures.


Aw, look at that squirrel. It's a chungus among us
Isn't he cute?
Isn't he cute?

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Updated October 15, 2020

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