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  1. in the manner of a fat person; ponderously.
  2. richly: a fatly endowed foundation.
  3. with self-satisfaction; smugly.
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Origin of fatly

First recorded in 1505–15; fat + -ly
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for fatly

Historical Examples

  • All the German prisoners taken by our men are fatly content.

    The Soul of Susan Yellam

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • Mr. Raymond Valentine had a "fat" part as the villain, and well and fatly he played it.

  • Her smooth neck and delicious shoulders were curved, not fatly, but with youth and happiness.

    The Trail of the Hawk

    Sinclair Lewis

  • If 'twere my ordained fate to be fat—why, then so be it; I'd be fatly fatalistic and go on through life undulating and rippling.

    One Third Off

    Irvin S. Cobb