[ fat-lee ]

  1. in the manner of a fat person; ponderously.

  2. richly: a fatly endowed foundation.

  1. with self-satisfaction; smugly.

Origin of fatly

First recorded in 1505–15; fat + -ly

Words Nearby fatly

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How to use fatly in a sentence

  • Meanwhile, the gentleman Christmas-boxed the beadle, who smiled fatly and went his way.

    The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy | Mabel Henriette Spielmann
  • Old Philpott was ahead of them, riding fatly on his mild black mare, and returned my salute quite pleasantly.

    The Secret Battle | A. P. Herbert
  • 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
  • This was addressed sternly to Mrs. Mack herself, who, followed by poor Mrs. Nutter's eyes, moved fatly and meekly out of the room.

    The House by the Church-Yard | J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Her smooth neck and delicious shoulders were curved, not fatly, but with youth and happiness.

    The Trail of the Hawk | Sinclair Lewis