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 It was made from soy lecithin—basically a fatty emulsifier—and Bob Goldberg, cofounder and CEO of Follow Your Heart, used it on everything. Larissa Zimberoff, Wired, 1 June 2021 The fatty fruit is rich in folate, with 81 micrograms (0.0000028 ounces) per 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of avocado, according to the USDA. Megan Marples, CNN, 31 May 2021 Coconut oil is packed with vitamin E, antioxidants and natural fatty acids that will help hydrate skin and nourish hair. Marielle Marlys, Good Housekeeping, 27 May 2021 The stand became known for the addictive suadero tacos, a cut of beef favored for its fatty flavor. Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2021 The rib bones are thick and adorned by a large layer of fatty beef, and come in racks of three ribs. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 24 May 2021 Neither of us knew what was in it: 12 micrograms of RNA, packaged in tiny fatty bubbles, that might save me from getting sick or dying—or a few milliliters of saltwater. Martin Enserink, Science | AAAS, 24 May 2021 The man clearly likes his fatty toro, a broad sake selection and fresh fish shipped in daily from Japan. Dan Carson, Chron, 3 May 2021 This is not a restaurant that prides itself on restraint: If big corporate dining ever comes back, $36 fatty tuna with caviar is sure to follow. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Apr. 2021 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, 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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18 Jun 2021

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“Fatty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fatty. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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