fat cat

noun

Definition of fat cat 

1a : a wealthy contributor to a political campaign fund

b : a wealthy and privileged person

c : big shot

2 : a lethargic complacent person

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fat-cat \ˈfat-ˌkat \ adjective

Examples of fat cat in a Sentence

The best seats in the theater were reserved for the fat cats. 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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This is what an actual fat cat that has no muscle tone would look like. Fox News, "Samantha Bee goes after Ivanka Trump with vulgar slur," 1 June 2018 And no big fat cat political donors are leading the charge. Brooke Singman, Fox News, "Avenatti request for help from liberal donors turned down: report," 1 June 2018 And no big fat cat political donors are leading the charge. Brooke Singman, Fox News, "Avenatti request for help from liberal donors turned down: report," 1 June 2018 And no big fat cat political donors are leading the charge. Brooke Singman, Fox News, "Avenatti request for help from liberal donors turned down: report," 1 June 2018 And no big fat cat political donors are leading the charge. Brooke Singman, Fox News, "Heat on Stormy Daniels' lawyer over past business dealings, bank record disclosure," 11 May 2018 Good management might sound like tame stuff compared with promising to punish the fat cats, as Mr Corbyn does, or sailing off into the great blue yonder, as the Brexiteers would wish. The Economist, "Jeremy Hunt, the great survivor," 5 Apr. 2018 See there, them preachers spendin’ all that money, just fat cats ridin’ around. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Kenneth Copeland jet: Texas televangelist buys Tyler Perry's Gulfstream | The Kansas City Star," 21 Jan. 2018 The implication: Tax cuts were gravy for shareholders and fat cats, not workers. Ken Fisher, USA TODAY, "Despite what politicians say, stock buybacks aren't evil," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fat cat

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of fat cat was in 1928

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fat cat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fat cat

: an important, wealthy, or powerful person

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