fat cat


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

Other Words from fat cat

fat-cat \ ˈfat-​ˌkat How to pronounce fat cat (audio) \ 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
Recent Examples on the Web Pulled in by the promise of thrills or the guarantee of glamour, readers will stay for the game of survivor(s), and finish the book as satisfied as a fat cat in the Serengeti. Washington Post, 11 May 2022 More monthly and energy bills to bail out their fat cat friends who fund their little. cleveland, 11 Apr. 2022 There has been music and dancing and marching and a giant inflatable fat cat perched atop a red car. Rebecca Nathanson, The New Republic, 14 Dec. 2021 Second, earnings rise enormously for most workers over their career, and the low paying history major of 2021 might be a plutocratic fat cat executive 25 years later. Richard Vedder, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 Every fat cat in America will be calling up his accountant today asking for one of those Thiel IRAs. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 25 June 2021 Elsewhere, Olivia’s friend Lucy, a business and science consultant, is flying in from New York to London to meet a fat cat called Hunter Sterling who has recruited her to head Digitas, his venture capital firm. Katherine A. Powers, WSJ, 4 June 2021 The young angler did have a few pounds on the fat cat, but not many. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 19 Mar. 2021 Speakers addressed the crowd from a Teamsters Local 25 flatbed adorned with an inflatable fat cat, depicted smoking a cigar and holding a moneybag. Lucas Phillips, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fat cat

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Last Updated

18 May 2022

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“Fat cat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fat%20cat. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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