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fat cat

noun

Simple Definition of fat cat

  • : an important, wealthy, or powerful person

Full Definition of fat cat

  1. 1 a :  a wealthy contributor to a political campaign fund b :  a wealthy and privileged person c :  big shot

  2. 2 :  a lethargic complacent person

fat–cat play \ˈfat-ˌkat\ adjective

Examples of fat cat

  1. The best seats in the theater were reserved for the fat cats.

  2. <that last recession was particularly hard on the poor, but the fat cats barely noticed a dip in their bank accounts>



1928

First Known Use of fat cat

1928


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