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fatly

adverb fat·ly

Definition of fatly

  1. 1 :  richly

  2. 2 :  in the manner of one that is fat <waddled fatly>

  3. 3 :  in a smug manner :  complacently <snickered fatly>



Examples of fatly in a sentence

  1. <a television evangelist who lives fatly on a steady stream of donations from viewers of moderate means and immoderate gullibility>



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15th century

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