[ fat-ish ]

  1. somewhat fat.

Origin of fattish

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at fat, -ish1

Other words from fattish

  • fat·tish·ness, noun

Words Nearby fattish

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How to use fattish in a sentence

  • Strangely moved, Soames looked at the Cook's pleasant fattish face, all little puckers from staring at fires.

  • A bent, fattish figure in a shawl came toward him through the haggard, his wife's mother.

    The Wind Bloweth | Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • A fattish child made her way up the walk, toeing out unnecessarily, and let herself in by the back door without knocking.

    Turn About Eleanor | Ethel M. Kelley
  • If you board a submarine off duty you generally see a perspective of fore-shortened fattish men laid all along.

    Sea Warfare | Rudyard Kipling
  • She was talking to the young man who was not her husband: a fair, pale, fattish young fellow in pince-nez and dark clothes.

    Aaron's Rod | D. H. Lawrence