Origin of fats
adjective, fat·ter, fat·test.
verb (used with or without object), fat·ted, fat·ting.
- 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
Synonyms for fat
Antonyms for fat
Related Words for fatsflesh, grease, lard, surplus, overabundance, plethora, paunch, fatness, bulk, superfluity, tallow, corpulence, blubber, obesity, overflow, excess, surfeit, suet, flab, cellulite
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Contemporary Examples of fats
This means supplying proteins and fats because our bodies tend to need to eat less frequently when we consume them.‘Good Poop’ Diet Is the Next Big Thing
October 7, 2014
First I cut out all fats, then all carbs, then practically all solid food.Are Britain’s Private Schools Breeding Grounds For Anorexia?
March 3, 2014
These include carbs and protein and fats, minerals and vitamins and electrolytes.The Top 10 Diets of 2013 Are All Useless (Except to Book Publishers)
December 29, 2013
Instead, the baby flies simply ferment the cheese, break down its fats, and cause it to become extremely soft.‘Fear Factor’ Donkey Semen, More Gross Things Eaten on TV (Video)
February 3, 2012
However, fats and oils can provide a protective coating for bacteria, a way for them to survive even moderate scrubbing.The Dirty Truth About Cutting Boards
September 1, 2009
Historical Examples of fats
Fats clanged the door behind number six and weaved his way back in.
My explanation cheered him because he sat down by Fats and watched Ned do the floor.
Then Fats saw Alex with the bracelets on and turned sober in one second.
They need the seals for clothing, boots, fresh food, and fats.A Labrador Doctor
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Name other fats in common use and describe their effects on digestion.A Handbook of Health
noun plural -noes
Word Origin for domino
noun plural -noes or -nos
Word Origin for domino
- to argue over a point
- to talk idly; gossip
adjective fatter or fattest
verb fats, fatting or fatted
Word Origin for fat
Old English fætt "fat, fatted, plump, obese," originally a contracted past participle of fættian "to cram, stuff," from Proto-Germanic *faitaz "fat" (cf. Old Frisian fatt, Old Norse feitr, Dutch vet, German feist), from PIE *poid- "to abound in water, milk, fat, etc." (cf. Greek piduein "to gush forth"), from root *peie- "to be fat, swell" (cf. Sanskrit payate "swells, exuberates," pituh "juice, sap, resin;" Lithuanian pienas "milk;" Greek pion "fat, wealthy;" Latin pinguis "fat").
Teen slang meaning "attractive, up to date" (also later phat) is attested from 1951. Fat cat "privileged and rich person" is from 1928; fat chance "no chance at all" attested from 1906. Fathead is from 1842; fat-witted is from 1590s; fatso is first recorded 1944. Expression the fat is in the fire originally meant "the plan has failed" (1560s).
1801, from French domino (1771), perhaps (on comparison of the black tiles of the game) from the meaning "hood with a cloak worn by canons or priests" (1690s), from Latin dominus "lord, master" (see domain), but the connection is not clear. Klein thinks it might be directly from dominus, "because he who has first disposed his pieces becomes 'the master.' " Metaphoric use in geopolitics is from April 1954, first used by U.S. President Eisenhower in a "New York Times" piece, in reference to what happens when you set up a row of dominos and knock the first one down.
mid-14c.; see fat (v.). Figurative sense of "best or most rewarding part" is from 1560s.
Organic compounds that serve as a reserve of energy for the body. Fat is stored in the body's fat tissues, which provide support, protection, and insulation for the body and its organs. A balanced diet must include some fats because, in addition to providing energy for the body, they are necessary for the absorption of certain vitamins.
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