Origin of obese
Examples from the Web for 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|DailyBurn|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
For my own part I put it down to pure laziness upon his part, for he was of an obese, heavy temperament.The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Nothing could then make the obese form of the Emperor graceful, or his thin legs agile.Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar
Mr. Greig, the obese chieftain of Cretonnes in the days of old Thompson's, is threatened with no real peril.Mrs. Thompson|William Babington Maxwell
The silent Galician stroked his clipped beard; the obese woman kept on crossing herself with loud, resigned sighs.Romance|Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
An omnibus journey is, by the obese, regarded as so much exercise.Highways and Byways in London|Mrs. E. T. Cook.
British Dictionary definitions for obese
Word Origin for obese
Word Origin and History 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."