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

Water retention from salty, fatty, heavy foods can cause a 3- to 5-lb increase for up to 2 days afterward, so hold off on the weighin until 5 days post-splurge. - Don't use artificial sweeteners. Joy Bauer, Ms, Woman's Day, "How to Overcome Overeating," 20 Dec. 2011 There are good evolutionary reasons for our bodies to crave what is sweet, salty and fatty, but kids aren’t likely on their own to see the need to restrict those delights in the name of a balanced diet. Jennifer Traig, WSJ, "The Making of the Picky Eater," 11 Jan. 2019 All are good, but one thing tops them: The meaty, fatty, garlicky splendor of a döner kebab. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Love Letter To The Döner Kebab," 1 Oct. 2018 And take note: Heavy, fatty, or spicy meals ahead of a trip can also hinder rest. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "How to Take a Long Haul Flight—and Land Looking Totally Refreshed," 23 Aug. 2018 Fish oil supplements are capsules containing oil derived from the tissue of fatty fish (like salmon, mackerel, or sardines), where high concentrations of EPA and DHA are found. Carolyn Todd, Allure, "Everything You Should Know Before Taking Fish Oil Supplements," 21 Aug. 2018 The acronym stands for medium-chain triglycerides, which are fat sources that take less time to digest than the long-chain triglycerides usually found in fatty foods. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Keto Diet Pills and Supplements May Hurt Your Health and Waste Your Money," 16 Jan. 2019 Glial cells, among other things, build sheaths of a fatty material called myelin, which acts as an insulator to isolate the electrical activity of nerve impulses. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "The genetics of education: 1,271 genes account for 10% of the variation," 25 July 2018 Avoiding big, fatty meals three to four hours before bedtime can also help curb symptoms. Jill Provost, Woman's Day, "End Digestive Problems for Good," 21 May 2012

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

 (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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