fatty

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adjective

fat·​ty ˈfa-tē How to pronounce fatty (audio)
fattier; fattiest
1
: containing fat especially in unusual amounts
fatty foods
also : unduly stout : corpulent
2
: greasy
3
: derived from or chemically related to fat
fattiness noun

fatty

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noun

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

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
Carrier oils are extracted from the fatty parts of plants, like seeds and nuts (think olives for olive oil or coconuts for coconut oil). Jenn Barthole, Glamour, 29 Mar. 2024 The build-up of these fatty materials eventually becomes toxic to nerves, leading to the progressive loss of movement and thinking. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 20 Mar. 2024 And fattier nuts, like macadamia or Brazil nuts, will oxidize quicker than leaner almonds. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 12 Mar. 2024 Cold water fatty fish – remember the SMASH acronym: salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines and herring – are the best sources of omega-3s, but vegetarians or vegans can get their fix from flaxseeds, chia seeds and walnuts. Georgia Day, Glamour, 12 Mar. 2024 Bears are also fattier than other game meat, in a good way. Matthew Every, Field & Stream, 6 Mar. 2024 Aim to include fatty fish in your diet at least twice a week for optimal skin benefits. Daphne Ewing-Chow, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 While raising offspring, the amphibian mothers’ skin changes color, developing a fatty outer-layer. Popular Science, 7 Mar. 2024 That’s because fatty and spicy foods can be especially irritating to your stomach when your digestive system is already out of whack, possibly setting the stage for further, uh, upset. Christine Byrne, Mph, SELF, 4 Mar. 2024
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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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fatty was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Fatty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fatty. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

fatty

adjective
fat·​ty
ˈfat-ē
fattier; fattiest
1
: containing fat especially in unusual amounts
2
fattiness noun

Medical Definition

fatty

adjective
fat·​ty ˈfat-ē How to pronounce fatty (audio)
fattier; fattiest
1
a
: unduly stout : corpulent
b
: marked by an abnormal deposit of fat
a fatty liver
fatty cirrhosis
2
: derived from or chemically related to fat
fattiness noun

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