What does chibi mean?

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  1. chibi(Noun)

    A child-like character with exaggerated features, particularly in anime.

  2. chibi(Noun)

    A style of cartooning in which the characters are drawn to be very small and cute.

  3. Origin: From ちび (chibi), "runt", "dwarf" or "wee".


  1. Chibi

    Chibi is a Japanese slang word meaning "short person" or "small child." The word has gained currency amongst fans of manga and anime. Its meaning is of someone or some animal that is small. It can be translated as "little," but is not used the same way as chiisana [小さな] but rather cute. A prototypical example of the former usage in the original Japanese which brought the term to the attention of Western fans is Chibiusa, a pet name for the diminutive daughter of Sailor Moon formed from Chibi Usagi. In English-speaking anime and manga fandom, the term chibi has mostly been conflated with the "super deformed" style of drawing characters with oversized heads or it can be used to describe child versions of characters. Chibi style is usually used in depicting scenes which are cute and/or humorous, and it is extremely rare for it to be used for an entire anime series. It is quite popular in manga, however.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chibi in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chibi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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