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 The cholent pot would be filled with whatever lay to hand—typically potatoes, barley, beans, onion and a bit of fatty meat if the household could afford it—and taken by one of the children to the neighbourhood bakery. The Economist, "Home Entertainment Cholent, a traditional Jewish dish, is a perfect lockdown meal," 27 June 2020 Steam temperatures must be above 200 degrees Fahrenheit to dissolve the fatty envelope, Smith said. Carmel Kookogey, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Citrus steam cannot kill viruses such as the coronavirus," 26 June 2020 There are fatty pheasants and cookie towers, hunting expeditions and ballroom escapades. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "“The Great,” Reviewed: A Proudly Fictional, Pleasurably Vulgar Spin on Catherine the Great," 18 June 2020 Not many organisms produce these essential fatty acids. Paige Embry, Scientific American, "Slimy Mudflat Biofilms Feed Migratory Birds—and Could Be Threatened," 17 June 2020 Molecules called eicosanoids, which are derived from omega-6 fatty acids, are known to increase blood pressure, trigger the immune response, and exacerbate inflammation, Fine explains. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, "5 Foods to Avoid if You Have Arthritis (and 5 That Might Help), According to Dietitians," 15 June 2020 Beef short rib delivered the same fatty-rich satisfaction as barbacoa at $27 for the four-person take-home kit. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "3 San Antonio restaurants with outstanding takeout: Thai Dee, Cappy’s and Mixtli," 11 June 2020 The smoker transmogrified the fatty cap, turning it into a kind of luscious beef pudding enrobing the steak. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Want to cook the best mail order steaks at home? Here's everything you need to know," 10 June 2020 Food sources of vitamin D include fatty fish, eggs, tofu, mushrooms, cheese and fortified milk and juices. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Practice sun safety to stay healthy outside during the pandemic," 28 May 2020 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fatty. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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fatty

adjective
How to pronounce fatty (audio)

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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