- very fat or overweight; corpulent.
Origin of obese
Related Words for obesecorpulent, fat, fleshy, gross, heavy, plump, porcine, portly, pudgy, rotund, stout, adipose, avoirdupois, outsize, paunchy
Examples from the Web for obese
Contemporary Examples of obese
Especially in the U.S., where fast food restaurants are abundant and two-thirds of people are overweight or obese.Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession
October 25, 2014
In addition, the obese people…were all under a BMI of 35, which may have played a role.
“In the Human Microbiome Project, there were only 24 obese individuals out of 200,” Watson told The Daily Beast.
Indeed, at least one study showed that people who watch the program develop more bias against the obese.
We might learn enough that we start treating the obese with the compassion they deserve—which may just be the medicine we need.
Historical Examples of obese
The obese individual jarred against him and fell to the ground.The Velvet Glove
Obese -us: unnaturally distended: usually applied to the abdomen.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
As if you did not drive me crazy, you obese, misshapen wine skin!The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton
Wardon Allan Curtis
Gad, how happy he would be to stab a rapier through any one of these obese swine!Patsy
S. R. Crockett
By this time Ilia Ivanovitch was beginning to become bald and obese.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916
- excessively fat or fleshy; corpulent
Word Origin for obese
1650s, back-formation from obesity and in part from Latin obesus "fat, stout, plump," past participle of obedere "that has eaten itself fat" (see obesity). According to OED, "Rare before 19th c." Related: Obeseness. Latin obesus was translated in Old English as oferfæt "overfat."
- Extremely fat; very overweight.