fat body

noun

Definition of fat body 

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

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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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1869, in the meaning defined above

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