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

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

Carbohydrate intake is recommended at under 50 grams a day and dinner could be zucchini noodles with meat sauce, plus a salad with a fatty dressing (fruit or sweet dressings aren’t allowed). Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "Family Dinner Is Now a Battle Over Carbohydrates," 10 July 2019 Instead, there's a squeeze that leads to a big, fatty sack on the surgical table — which is wildly satisfying to watch. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, "The 7 Biggest Dr. Pimple Popper Lipoma Extractions Ever," 5 July 2019 Heavy drinking can make your liver fatty and cause scarring that can eventually restrict blood flow. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System? We Asked an Expert," 20 June 2019 The menu runs for pages — everything from fatty tuna rolls to poached octopus to kamikaze rolls of eel, cucumber, shrimp, flying fish roe, spicy mayo, and sweet soy sauce. BostonGlobe.com, "Where to eat in Greater Boston," 20 June 2019 The fatty nature of the sandwich is appropriately offset by pickled carrots and radish as well as vibrant jalapeno. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This Vietnamese restaurant in Louisville is about to be your new favorite," 5 June 2019 These accompaniments add flavor and dimension to the meal, subduing a sweet heat or lightening a rich, fatty sauce. Derek Herscovici, al.com, "5 recipes for popular restaurant barbecue accompaniments," 4 June 2019 The fats from foods, like olive oil, nuts and seeds and fatty fish (like salmon and sardines) help calm this response. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "Everything you need to know about fats, according to a registered dietitian," 17 June 2019 Essentially replaces the need for buttermilk with something even fattier to provide more moistness to the shortcake. Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit, "These Strawberry Shortcakes Have Only 10 Ingredients," 11 June 2019

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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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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