fat-shamed; fat-shaming; fat-shames

transitive verb

: to subject (someone) to fat-shaming
The author, a doctoral student therapist, discusses her experience with a clinical supervisor who fat-shamed a client during supervision.Melissa A. Meulman

Examples of fat-shame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Conservatives latched onto him as a potential country music savior; liberals disdained him as a fat-shaming libertarian. Jake Harris, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5 Apr. 2024 Earlier this year, a Los Angeles judge rejected the singer's request to dismiss the lawsuit against her, though some allegations were dropped, including one dancer's claims of being fat-shamed. Shania Russell, EW.com, 1 Apr. 2024 Instead she's revealed to be someone who falls apart over cakes and fat-shames her kid. Tom Gliatto, Peoplemag, 30 Nov. 2023 Continue reading here… ‘I’M APPALLED' - Emily Blunt apologizes after fat-shaming comments of Chili's server resurface. Caroline Thayer, Fox News, 24 Oct. 2023 But then one of the girls was accused of fat-shaming a friend on Snapchat. Farah Miller, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2023 The investigation, launched by the Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs, found that Lavoie had routinely engaged in bullying while using racist, homophobic, sexist, misogynistic, ableist, and fat-shaming rhetoric. Kevin Cullen, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Aug. 2023 Additionally, Davis describes being fat-shamed by Lizzo and choreographer Tanisha Scott. Vulture, 1 Aug. 2023 Head coach Brianne Barker-Groth was accused of fat-shaming players and verbally abusing them about their performance on the court. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 12 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

2009, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fat-shame was in 2009

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“Fat-shame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fat-shame. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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