fat lot

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

Definitions of fat lot words

  • adjective fat lot having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obese: a fat person. 1
  • adjective fat lot plump; well-fed: a good, fat chicken. 1
  • adjective fat lot consisting of or containing fat; greasy; oily: fat gravy; fat meat. 1
  • adjective fat lot profitable, as an office: a fat job on the city commission. 1
  • adjective fat lot affording good opportunities, especially for gain: a fat business contract. 1
  • adjective fat lot wealthy; prosperous; rich: He grew fat on dishonest profits. 1

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Origin of fat lot

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 lot


fat lot 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".

fat lot usage trend in Literature

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