fat cat

noun

1
a
: a wealthy contributor to a political campaign fund
b
: a wealthy and privileged person
c
2
: a lethargic complacent person
fat-cat 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 But Bergman’s the sort of lawyer who strikes fear in fat cats’ hearts. Paul Solotaroff, Rolling Stone, 17 June 2024 So if a fat cat wrote a check for $10,000 to a candidate for Senate, there would be a match on $250. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 8 Apr. 2024 There were six movie adaptations along the way in an attempt to revive the popularity of the beloved fat cat, including the live-action Garfield: The Movie released in 2004, and the subsequent Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties in 2006. Kristina Behr, Parents, 20 May 2024 Bill Murray has previously played America’s fat cat in Garfield: The Movie in 2004 and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties in 2006. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 13 Nov. 2023 See all Example Sentences for fat cat 

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of fat cat was in 1928

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“Fat cat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fat%20cat. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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