fat·​ism ˈfat-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce fatism (audio)
: 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
fatist adjective
fatist jokes
fatist noun
plural fatists
accused of being a fatist

Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fatism was in 1988

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“Fatism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fatism. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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