fat body


Definition of fat body

: a fatty tissue especially of nearly mature insect larvae that serves as a food reserve

Examples of fat body in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That fat bodies are a necessary failure, even as 70 percent of Americans have BMIs that are higher than recommended. Your Fat Friend, SELF, "What I Learned as an 11 Year Old in Weight Watchers," 30 Sep. 2019 Despite this fact, designers have notoriously excluded designs and representation for fat bodies, which ultimately shuts out a large percentage of potential customers. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "A Brief History of the Exclusion of Plus-Size Bodies in Fashion," 3 Apr. 2019 Despite the inroads being made by fat-positivity activists like Tess Holliday or Naomi Watanabe, popular culture already provides incessant commentary about the importance of weight loss and the unacceptability of fat bodies. Sarah Todd, Quartzy, "Can you be body-positive and want to lose weight?," 4 Sep. 2019 The pool party is just one scene in a series that is sprinkled with the realities of living in a fat body. Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Teen Vogue, ""Shrill," Starring Aidy Bryant, Is a Revolution for Fat Representation," 22 Mar. 2019 Her character challenges stereotypes of fat bodies as inherently unfit or unhealthy. 5. Mariana Viera, Teen Vogue, "10 Body Positive Shows to Watch," 5 Sep. 2018 As if the only reason to eat this way is to lose weight; as if living in a fat body is something to be ashamed of. Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-samarasinha, SELF, "I Help Manage My Chronic Illness With My Diet, But Don't You Dare Call It 'Clean Eating'," 26 June 2018 Equating fat bodies with failure is a basic tenet of size discrimination, and a microaggression like this one reflects our society’s larger problem of disrespecting and mistreating people of size. Melissa A. Fabello, SELF, "7 Food-Related Phrases You Should Ban From Your Vocabulary This Month (and Forever)," 23 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of fat body

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Fat body.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fat%20body. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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