fattism

/ (ˈfætɪzəm) /

noun

discrimination on the basis of weight, esp prejudice against those considered to be overweight

Nearby words

  1. fatted calf,
  2. fatted calf, kill the,
  3. fatten,
  4. fattening,
  5. fattish,
  6. fatty,
  7. fatty acid,
  8. fatty acid oxidation cycle,
  9. fatty alcohol,
  10. fatty cirrhosis

Derived Formsfattist, noun, adjective

Word Origin for fattism

C20: from fat + -ism, on the model of racism

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