fat-sham·​ing | \ ˈfat-ˌshā-miŋ How to pronounce fat-shaming (audio) \
variants: or fat shaming

Definition of fat-shaming

: the act or practice of subjecting someone perceived as fat or overweight to criticism or mockery … wasn't aware … that the designers had also been embroiled in controversies over fat-shaming and same-sex families.— Vanessa Friedman As much as it focuses on other aspects of Annie's life, "Shrill" includes instances of bullying and fat shaming. A scene in which a trainer accosts Annie and tries to guilt her into signing up for workouts was inspired by Bryant's life.— Kelly Lawler

Other Words from fat-shaming

fat-shaming adjective
fat-shaming comments/criticism

First Known Use of fat-shaming

2007, in the meaning defined above

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“Fat-shaming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fat-shaming. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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