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noun Informal.
  1. a sanitarium or a resort that specializes in helping people lose weight.

Origin of fat farm

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for fat farm

fat farm

noun
  1. slang a health farm or similar establishment to which people go to lose weight
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Idioms and Phrases with fat farm

fat farm

A clinic or resort where people go to lose weight, as in She spends all her vacations at a fat farm but it hasn't helped so far. This is a somewhat derisive term for such an establishment. [Colloquial; 1960s]

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