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fatty

1
[fat-ee]
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adjective, fat·ti·er, fat·ti·est.
  1. consisting of, containing, or resembling fat: fatty tissue.
  2. Pathology. characterized by overproduction or excessive accumulation of fat.
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Origin of fatty

1
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at fat, -y1
Related formsfat·ti·ly, adverbfat·ti·ness, noun

fatty

2
[fat-ee]
noun, plural fat·ties. Informal.
  1. Disparaging and Offensive. a person who is overweight or obese (sometimes used as a term of address).
  2. a large marijuana cigarette, often shared and consumed by a group, with a shape and size similar to a cigar.
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Origin of fatty

2
1790–1800 for def.1; 2003 for def. 2; fat-y2
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Related Words for fatty

oily, greasy, rich, unctuous, oleaginous, blubbery, lardaceous, lardy, suety

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Historical Examples of fatty

  • I reached the dock ha'f an hour after they did, and there was Fatty waitin' for me.

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Well, Fatty went to bed, in one of the hay bunks, pretty soon after that.

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • They in effect accuse him of fatty degeneration of the brain.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • "Say, Fatty, you should have gone into it just to lose flesh," was Andy's dry comment.

  • My Fatty is not used to such a burden as I fear Mr. Sutherland would prove.

    David Elginbrod

    George MacDonald


British Dictionary definitions for fatty

fatty

adjective -tier or -tiest
  1. containing, consisting of, or derived from fat
  2. having the properties of fat; greasy; oily
  3. (esp of tissues, organs, etc) characterized by the excessive accumulation of fat
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noun plural -ties
  1. informal a fat person
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Derived Formsfattily, adverbfattiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fatty

adj.

late 14c., from fat + -y (2). As a name for a fat person, attested by 1797 (with -y (3)).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

fatty in Medicine

fatty

(fătē)
n.
  1. Containing or composed of fat.
  2. Characteristic of fat; greasy.
  3. Derived from or chemically related to fat.
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