- Typesetting. fat(def 23).
Origin of phat1
- Slang. great; wonderful; terrific.
Origin of phat2
Examples from the Web for phat
Contemporary Examples of phat
He should have been rocking some Phat Farms or some True Religions or something.The Housewife Who Keeps It Real
August 10, 2009
Historical Examples of phat
This satisfize me that phat iz only another name for virtew.Josh Billings on Ice
Henry Wheeler Shaw
Faix, yer honor, it's phat I can't do yer'd better be axin'!
And phat, would I be givin' her that jaw-crackin' name fur, when her name's Juanita?
And if so be this foine lad chooses to coddle yees back to loife agin, phat business is it av ours?The Pioneer Boys of the Ohio
Oi sez ter him, sez Oi, 'Phat do yez call the rock where the Pilgrims landed'?The Angel of the Gila:
- slang terrific; superb
Word Origin for phat
hip-hop slang, "great, excellent," 1992, originating perhaps in the late 1980s and meaning at first "sexiness in a woman." The word itself is presumably a variant of fat (q.v.) in one of its slang senses, with the kind of off-beat spelling preferred in street slang (cf. boyz). The spelling is attested as far back as 1678, as an erroneous form of fat (a classical over-correction; see ph). This spelling is said by some to be an acronym, and supposed originals are offered: "pretty hot and tasty," or "pretty hips and thighs" among them, all unconvincing. These, too may have been innovations given as explanations to women who felt insulted by the word.