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It is an adjective that means small and/or miniature in a good or cute way. Normally used to describe (young) people or animals, and is endearing. This word, along with kawaii and several other Japanese words, have been taken by America's "Wapanese" who have gone overboard in accentuating their English speech with Japanese words. "Chibi" was probably first introduced to the West through anime, and probably from the name of Sailor Chibimoon, in Sailor Moon.

Synonym: chiisai
Antonym: ooki
Aa anata wa mada chibi kodomo da na, atoato kitto seijin ni naru yo
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Smaller form of any existing character, meant to look cute. Usually has irregular proportions, with a big head and tiny limbs.
Chibi Raijouta looks sooooo cute!
by Raijouta January 11, 2004
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1) A Japanese word meaning "short" or "midget." The word chibi is often taken offensively when directed toward a person. Japanese equivalent of "shrimp" or "shortcake." (language/culture)

2) A term used by anime/manga fans to referr to small and detailless characters. "Chibi" characters are often used to represent a form of cuteness. It can also be used to indicate small characters (like Chibi-Usagi/Sailor Chibi Moon in Sailor Moon). (anime/manga)
1) What're you going to do about it, chibi?

2) That chibi character is cute
by Hirohiigo Togashi July 25, 2005
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A word that will cause a person of small stature to blow up and beat the shit out of the antagonizer. Usually followed by a short rant
Edward Elric.

Person 1: Hey look, it's a chibi!!
Person 2: WHO ARE YOU CALLING A CHIBI YOU GIANT *proceeds to beat the crap out of the person*
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(noun) 1.the japanese word for a small child 2.the japanese word to rudely call someone small 3.a term that is used WAY too often by many otaku girls/boys...usually girls...

1.(in japanese)that chibi is so cute!
2.Oy, chibi!we've got a bone to pick with you!
3.That chibi is mecha kawaii!^.^

by Mitan April 22, 2008
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A smaller and cutesier version of a famous anime/video game/comic book character, often looking just like the character themselves, but with large puppy dog eyes, inviting smiles, and on some occasions, arms and legs that end in finger and toeless nubs. Pretty much the Mini Me of the fan art community
Which one is cuter, the chibi version of Chun-Li, or Princess Peach?
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1. The most adorable little lads ever!

2. Plushy/drawing of a more family friendly Anime character
"I wanna snuggle my Chibi."
by πŸ“Š March 11, 2019
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