fatty

adjective
fat·ty | \ˈfa-tē \
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

adipose

Antonyms: Adjective

defatted, lean

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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

Vargas says to look out for avocado and sweet-almond oils, which are notably fatty and rich. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Everything You Need to Know About Putting Oils on Your Face," 12 July 2018 This version is juicy and creamy, but not too fatty and rich. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "Your Tuna Sandwich Has Been Waiting Its Whole Life For Green Goddess Dressing," 28 Feb. 2018 The first is an attempt to explain the mechanism of the disease itself, a disease in which the body’s own immune system decides to attack the fatty, insulating coating of the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Inward Empire," 27 June 2018 The brain’s response to caloric restriction tends to be to increase cravings for foods that are highly rewarding (delicious stuff that’s some combination of sweet, fatty, and salty) and reducing our perception of being full. Kevin Klatt, SELF, "Why Weight Loss Diets Fail," 26 June 2018 Most cheese is salty and fatty, so a sweet taste helps break that down. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "What makes a good cheese plate? A how-to for amateurs," 10 Apr. 2018 Golden yolk from the fried egg oozes down and brings everything together, with that brisket-fatty mayonnaise knitting up any loose ends. Alison Cook, Houston Chronicle, "Eye-rolling bologna at Gatlin's," 14 Mar. 2018 What Detroiters should know before eating paczki More: Paczki pair up with coneys again for Fat Tuesday There is no doubt that paczki — the Polish pastry — falls into the something fatty, rich and indulgent category before Lent. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Fat Elvis, Coco Puffs: Paczki flavors you never knew existed," 13 Feb. 2018 They’re filled with gross fatty material and sometimes expressible, pimple-like. Dr. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "Most lumps are nothing serious, but don't take a chance. Call the vet.," 5 July 2018

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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fatty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fatty

: containing fat and especially a large amount of fat

fatty

adjective
fat·ty | \ˈfa-tē \
fattier; fattiest

Kids Definition of fatty

: containing or like fat

fatty

adjective
fat·ty | \ˈfat-ē \
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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