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Definitions of fat word
- abbreviation Technical meaning of FAT File Allocation Table 3
- adjective fat having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obese: a fat person. 1
- adjective fat plump; well-fed: a good, fat chicken. 1
- adjective fat consisting of or containing fat; greasy; oily: fat gravy; fat meat. 1
- adjective fat profitable, as an office: a fat job on the city commission. 1
- adjective fat affording good opportunities, especially for gain: a fat business contract. 1
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Origin of fat
First appearance:before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English; Old English fǣtt, orig. past participle of fǣtan to cram, load, adorn; cognate with Gothic fētjan to adorn; akin to vat
Parts of speech for Fat
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for fat
- bulky — Something that is bulky is large and heavy. Bulky things are often difficult to move or deal with.
- obese — very fat or overweight; corpulent.
- inflated — distended with air or gas; swollen.
- bulging — a rounded projection, bend, or protruding part; protuberance; hump: a bulge in a wall.
- hefty — heavy; weighty: a hefty book.
- flab — flabby flesh; unwanted fat: Daily exercise will get rid of the flab around your waist.
- blubber — Blubber is the fat of whales, seals, and similar sea animals.
- adipose tissue — loose connective tissue in which fat cells accumulate.
- padding — a dull, muffled sound, as of footsteps on the ground.
- insulation — material used for insulating.
Antonyms for fat
- miniature — a representation or image of something on a small or reduced scale.
- tiny — very small; minute; wee.
- skinny — very lean or thin; emaciated: a skinny little kitten.
- unimportant — of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history.
- insignificant — unimportant, trifling, or petty: Omit the insignificant details.
- lack — deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skill.
- necessity — something necessary or indispensable: food, shelter, and other necessities of life.
- need — a requirement, necessary duty, or obligation: There is no need for you to go there.
- scarcity — insufficiency or shortness of supply; dearth.
- want — to feel a need or a desire for; wish for: to want one's dinner; always wanting something new.
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