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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fat-ee]
    • /ˈfæt i/
    • /ˈfæt.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fat-ee]
    • /ˈfæt i/

Definitions of fatty word

  • adjective fatty consisting of, containing, or resembling fat: fatty tissue. 1
  • adjective fatty Pathology. characterized by overproduction or excessive accumulation of fat. 1
  • noun plural fatty Disparaging and Offensive. a person who is overweight or obese (sometimes used as a term of address). 1
  • noun plural fatty a large marijuana cigarette, often shared and consumed by a group, with a shape and size similar to a cigar. 1
  • noun fatty Containing a large amount of fat. 1
  • adjective fatty food: with a high fat content 1

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Origin of fatty

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at fat, -y1

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Parts of speech for Fatty


fatty popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% 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 fatty

adj fatty

  • oily — smeared or covered with oil; greasy: an oily road surface.
  • greasy — smeared, covered, or soiled with grease.
  • rich — having wealth or great possessions; abundantly supplied with resources, means, or funds; wealthy: a rich man; a rich nation.
  • unctuous — characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug.
  • oleaginous — having the nature or qualities of oil.

adjective fatty

  • fatlike — Resembling fat (the chemical substance) or some aspect of it.

Antonyms for fatty

adj fatty

  • lean — to incline or bend from a vertical position: She leaned out the window.
  • dry — free from moisture or excess moisture; not moist; not wet: a dry towel; dry air.
  • thin — having relatively little extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thick: thin ice.
  • defatted — having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obese: a fat person.
  • low-fat — of or being a food or style of cooking that contains or uses very little butter, oil, or other fat, usually three grams of fat or less per serving.

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