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fatty

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[ fat-ee ]
/ ˈfæt i /
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adjective, fat·ti·er, fat·ti·est.
consisting of, containing, or resembling fat: fatty tissue.
Pathology. characterized by overproduction or excessive accumulation of fat.
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Origin of fatty

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Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at fat, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM fatty

fat·ti·ly, adverbfat·ti·ness, noun

Other definitions for fatty (2 of 2)

fatty2
[ fat-ee ]
/ ˈfæt i /

noun, plural fat·ties.Informal.
Disparaging and Offensive. a person who is overweight or obese (sometimes used as a term of address).
a large marijuana cigarette, often shared and consumed by a group, with a shape and size similar to a cigar.

Origin of fatty

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First recorded in 1790–1800 (def. 1); 2003 (def. 2); see origin at fat, -y2
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How to use fatty in a sentence

  • This professional seducer, of sorts, has been pictured holding a T-shirt reading “Diss Fatties, Bang Hotties.”

  • You know that these fatties actually follow me around on the net now, asking me questions in message boards about engineering?

    Makers|Cory Doctorow
  • Lester was more interested in what people had to say on the engineering message-boards than chatting with the fatties.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for fatty

fatty
/ (ˈfætɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest
containing, consisting of, or derived from fat
having the properties of fat; greasy; oily
(esp of tissues, organs, etc) characterized by the excessive accumulation of fat
noun plural -ties
informal a fat person

Derived forms of fatty

fattily, adverbfattiness, noun
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Medical definitions for fatty

fatty
[ fătē ]

n.
Containing or composed of fat.
Characteristic of fat; greasy.
Derived from or chemically related to fat.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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