[ fat-foh-bee-uh ]

  1. an aversion or hostility to, disdain for, or fear of fatness and fat people.

Origin of fatphobia

First recorded in 1970–75; fat + -phobia
  • Also called weight bi·as [weyt-bahy-uhs], /ˈweɪt ˌbaɪ əs/, weight stig·ma [weyt-stig-muh] /ˈweɪt ˌstɪg mə/ .

usage note For fatphobia

Is it okay to use -phobia to mean bias against? See homophobia.

Other words from fatphobia

  • fat·pho·bic, adjective, noun

Words Nearby fatphobia

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