adjective, fat·ter, fat·test.
verb (used with or without object), fat·ted, fat·ting.
SYNONYMS FOR fat
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Idioms for fat
- an irrevocable action or chain of events has been started; the die is cast: Now that they have been given an ultimatum, the fat is in the fire.
- the decision, whether good or bad, has been made.
- the crisis is imminent.
Origin of fat
synonym study for fat
OTHER WORDS FROM fat
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fatfat , phat
Words nearby fat
ABOUT THIS WORD
What is a basic definition of fat?
This is most often used in a critical, judgmental, or mean way. In contrast, words like obese and overweight are more often used in a neutral way, such as in a medical context in the discussion of a person’s health (though they too can be used in a judgmental or mean way).
This sense of fat isn’t always used in a negative way. Some people might call others or themselves fat in a way that’s not intended to be critical, as in I’m fat and I’m fabulous and all the body-shamers will just have to deal with it.
Sometimes, people replace the word fat with words intended to be more polite or euphemistic, such as heavy, heavyset, plump, and chubby. However, these words still focus on a person’s weight or appearance in a way that can be demeaning or objectifying.
As a noun, fat refers to the greasy substance that forms some types of tissue in the body of humans and animals (some of which the body stores and uses for energy) and some plants. The word is often used more casually to refer to a person’s excess flesh, as in belly fat.
In the context of nutrition, fat refers to this kind of substance in the foods we eat. Foods from animals, such as meat, milk, and eggs, all contain fat. But so do some plant-based foods, such as nuts, avocados, and olive oil. However, there are different kinds of fat, such as saturated fat, unsaturated fat, and trans-fat, each of which can have different effects on a person’s nutrition and health. In general, it’s usually recommended not to consume too much fat. However, some fats are necessary in a diet because they help the body to absorb vitamins. The nutrition label on food products usually tell you exactly how much fat and what kinds of fats are in them.
The word fat is common and has many other meanings as an adjective, a noun, and even a verb.
Example: This diet is based on avoiding foods that are high in fat.
Where does fat come from?
The first records of the word fat come from before the year 1000. It comes from the Old English verb fǣtan, meaning “to cram” or “to load.”
Many of the meanings of fat involve the idea of excess. As an adjective, it’s often used to describe someone who’s considered to have an excess of fatty tissue in their body—a judgment that’s simply inappropriate outside of medical advice. When used in a figurative way, the noun fat refers to something that’s excessive or unnecessary, as in We need to trim the fat from this budget and focus on the essentials.
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How is fat used in real life?
Fat is an extremely common word with many different meanings. It’s offensive to call a person fat in a mean or judgmental way.
Disclaimer I'm fat and I get to use the word that's been used to describe my body for the longest time.
— Mina / 40/50 #NaNoWriMo2020 (@romancemina) November 24, 2020
Fat bodies are normal bodies. Fatness is a normal bodily variation. Not everyone can/will be thin.
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— Ocana Medical Center (@OcanaMedical) November 27, 2020
If you’re checking food labels, you may be shying away from almonds because you’ve noticed they’re high in fat… but this is one fat you can have! Check out all the almond benefits!https://t.co/gQvXsRZmSo
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True or False?
Only foods from animals contain fat.
Example sentences from the Web for fat
In place of “tomato-soup mystery cake” was “reduced-fat chocolate mousse cake.”Maria Guarnaschelli, influential cookbook editor, dies at 79|Emily Langer|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
That means you may feel sluggish after eating it, as fats tend to sit heavier in the stomach and digest slower than carbs and protein.
As Rachel lets her mother’s messages go unanswered, she craves forbidden food, the kind with salt and fat and sugar.Melissa Broder’s ‘Milk Fed’ is a delectable exploration of physical and emotional hunger|Bethanne Patrick|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Big, fat fluffy flakes that fall from the sky and pile up in freezing mounds.
In the wintertime, fat-tire bikes are allowed at select parks, including on ungroomed trails within Acadia National Park.
“One of the big misconceptions is that eating fat makes you fat, because it has more calories,” Asprey says.Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food|DailyBurn|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Roll the pork over the stuffing, like a jelly roll, until the seam is facing down and the fat back is on top.
Lay the butterflied pork loin on the cutting board with the fat cap facing down.
He wasn't crazy about being fat, but he saw his body as a tool to use in the making of his career.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
About our Eric Garners—too fat, too scared, too noncompliant, too many kids—there are always, as Flagg knows well, excuses.
Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour, and make a fat offering, and then give place to the physician.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Then a fat, untidy old man appeared in the doorway of a cubicle within the shop, and Edwin Clayhanger blushed.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
He wished her mother had not been quite such an appalling person, fat and painted.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
It was a spring day, and the fat buds of the chestnuts were bursting into magnificent green plumes.Children's Ways|James Sully
He controlled himself betimes, bethinking him that, after all, there might be some reason in what this fat fellow said.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for fat
- to argue over a point
- to talk idly; gossip
adjective fatter or fattest
verb fats, fatting or fatted
Derived forms of fat
Word Origin for fat
Medical definitions for fat
Other words from fatfat adj.
Scientific definitions for fat
Idioms and Phrases with fat
In addition to the idioms beginning with fat
- fat cat
- fat chance
- fat city
- fate worse than death, a
- fat farm
- fat is in the fire, the
- fat lot
- fat of the land, the
- chew the fat
- kill the fatted calf