fatty

adjective
fat·​ty | \ ˈfa-tē How to pronounce fatty (audio) \
fattier; fattiest

Definition of fatty

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : containing fat especially in unusual amounts fatty foods also : unduly stout : corpulent
2 : greasy
3 : derived from or chemically related to fat

fatty

noun
plural fatties

Definition of fatty (Entry 2 of 2)

informal
: one that is fat especially, disparaging + offensive : an overweight person

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Other Words from fatty

Adjective

fattiness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for fatty

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of fatty in a Sentence

Adjective I try to avoid fatty foods. fatty ground beef that was the cheapest available
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Bell also made sure to include avocado oil for its skin-softening fatty acids, as well soothing antioxidant bisabolol. Marci Robin, Allure, 13 July 2021 Emollients are ceramides, cholesterols, and fatty acids that function as a barrier to water loss. Noel Cody, Essence, 25 June 2021 Meat left rare, says Kerth, doesn’t receive enough heat to break down its fatty acids to generate beefy flavors. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 June 2021 Some nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, can work to diminish inflammation. Tammy Worth, Scientific American, 24 June 2021 Rosehips and lemongrass offer vitamin C and vitamin A to help prevent blemishes while sea buckthorn berries are rich in omega-3-6-9 fatty acids to sooth dry, irritated skin. Anna Haines, Forbes, 22 June 2021 Fewer plaques were found in those with the protective fatty acids. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 10 June 2021 The mRNA is coated in soft fatty lipids to protect it. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 1 Apr. 2021 Joshua Michaud, associate director for Global Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, says Pfizer could also reformulate the protective layer of fatty lipids around the core of its vaccine. David Z. Morris, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In recent years, coconut oil had been given a pass because of its unique fatty profile. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of fatty

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1797, in the meaning defined above

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“Fatty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fatty. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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fatty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fatty

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: containing fat and especially a large amount of fat

fatty

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fatty (Entry 2 of 2)

informal + offensive : a fat person

fatty

adjective
fat·​ty | \ ˈfa-tē How to pronounce fatty (audio) \
fattier; fattiest

Kids Definition of fatty

: containing or like fat

fatty

adjective
fat·​ty | \ ˈfat-ē How to pronounce fatty (audio) \
fattier; fattiest

Medical Definition of fatty

1a : unduly stout : corpulent
b : marked by an abnormal deposit of fat a fatty liver fatty cirrhosis
2 : derived from or chemically related to fat

Other Words from fatty

fattiness noun

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