fat cat

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of fat cat

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

fat-cat

play \ˈfat-ˌkat\ adjective

Examples of fat cat in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of fat cat

1928

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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FAT CAT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of fat cat for English Language Learners

  • : an important, wealthy, or powerful person



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