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[fat-ish] /ˈfæt ɪʃ/
somewhat fat.
Origin of fattish
Middle English word dating back to 1325-75; See origin at fat, -ish1
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fattishness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Dr. Veiga was fattish and rather shabby; about sixty years of age.

    Mr. Prohack

    E. Arnold Bennett
  • "Since you have dined with him, tell us what kind of a man he is aside from his fattish qualities," said the curious councilor.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • Rouletabille as he entered the drawing-room recognized the shining, fattish bald head of the terrible man.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • An orderly, a fattish person with a fine mustache and scorched knees, was commanded to secure, seal and register the parcel.

    Aliens William McFee
  • A bent, fattish figure in a shawl came toward him through the haggard, his wife's mother.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • The clean-shaven face was fattish also, but there was, nevertheless, a curious suggestion of contour about it.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Two remain vague—a fattish, holiday-making banker and a consumptive from Barre, Vermont.

  • A fattish child made her way up the walk, toeing out unnecessarily, and let herself in by the back door without knocking.

    Turn About Eleanor Ethel M. Kelley
  • She was talking to the young man who was not her husband: a fair, pale, fattish young fellow in pince-nez and dark clothes.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • This fattish, emasculated look seems common in stage heroes—even the extremely popular.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence

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