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    • [fat]
    • /fæt/
    • /fæt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fat]
    • /fæt/

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

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Parts of speech for Fat


fat popularity

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

adj 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.

adjective fat

  • chubby — A chubby person is rather fat.
  • tubby — short and fat: a tubby child.
  • flabby — hanging loosely or limply, as flesh or muscles; flaccid.
  • podgy — pudgy.
  • elephantine — Of, resembling, or characteristic of an elephant or elephants, especially in being large, clumsy, or awkward.

noun fat

  • 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.

verb fat

  • flitch — the side of a hog (or, formerly, some other animal) salted and cured: a flitch of bacon.
  • whaling — the work or industry of capturing and rendering whales; whale fishing.
  • blub — If someone blubs, they cry because they are unhappy or frightened.

Antonyms for fat

adj 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.

noun fat

  • 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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