fatism

noun
fat·​ism | \ ˈfat-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce fatism (audio) \

Definition of fatism

: prejudice or discrimination against fat people Never has it been more socially and professionally unacceptable to be fat in Britain … . At a time when racism, sexism and ageism have become taboo, fatism is the last acceptable prejudice. — Carol Midgley, The Times (London), 16 Feb. 2001

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Other Words from fatism

fatist \ ˈfat-​ist How to pronounce fatist (audio) \ adjective
fatist jokes
fatist noun, plural fatists
accused of being a fatist

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1988, in the meaning defined above

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“Fatism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fatism. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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