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 Get your heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids with this delightful salmon recipe for your pressure cooker. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "10 Delicious Instant Pot Fish Recipes for Any Night of the Week," 9 July 2020 Sasaki has wanted to open a restaurant based on tuna belly for ages — but not the fatty toro from bluefin tuna that’s prized in sushi restaurants. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Tuna belly burger restaurant Masabaga opens in Oakland," 9 July 2020 And after the conquest, fatty acids from pork turned up much more often in Oxford ceramics. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "The Norman Conquest didn’t change ordinary people’s lives very much," 6 July 2020 Like the fatty aspect of it and adds flavor and color and texture to your food. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Hawa Hassan will put Somali food in the spotlight — on her own terms," 6 July 2020 These fatty acids are central to brain health and can help keep your cognitive function strong. Leslie Pepper, Better Homes & Gardens, "Decoding Your Hormones: How to Navigate Your Body's Changes as You Age," 30 June 2020 That includes exports of beef short plate, a tough and fatty meat, to Japan, and pork picnic, a shoulder cut popular in Mexico. Kyle Bagenstose, USA TODAY, "As leaders warned of US meat shortages, overseas exports of pork and beef continued," 16 June 2020 The cholent pot would be filled with whatever lay to hand—typically potatoes, barley, beans, onion and a bit of fatty meat if the household could afford it—and taken by one of the children to the neighbourhood bakery. The Economist, "Home Entertainment Cholent, a traditional Jewish dish, is a perfect lockdown meal," 27 June 2020 Steam temperatures must be above 200 degrees Fahrenheit to dissolve the fatty envelope, Smith said. Carmel Kookogey, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Citrus steam cannot kill viruses such as the coronavirus," 26 June 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, "Coconut Oil Is Actually Terrible for Your Health," 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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The first known use of fatty was in the 14th century

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23 Jul 2020

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“Fatty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fatty. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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fatty

adjective
How to pronounce fatty (audio)

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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