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

Nut and seed butters The scoop: An easier way to get all the fatty goodness of nuts may be from a nut or seed butter. SELF, "19 Healthy, High-Fat Foods to Keep You Full and Satisfied," 8 Aug. 2019 The burnt ends, more meaty than fatty, were insufficiently decadent. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, "Review: Down-home BBQ gets upscale at Que Whiskey Kitchen in Southington," 1 Aug. 2019 The creamy, fatty fruit may be deceptively simple, but there are many gourmet and unique avocado dishes in Houston to choose from. Samantha Lopez, Houston Chronicle, "Go beyond guacamole with these National Avocado Day dishes," 31 July 2019 Adverts for fatty foods were interspersed with those for fat-busting medicines, fuelling a sickness culture. The Economist, "The business of the body," 11 July 2019 The problem is, phytoplankton are much less fatty and nutritious than ice algae. Christian Åslund, National Geographic, "Melting ice may be a boon for some Arctic whales—then a bust," 2 July 2019 Now, those exhibition games can often generate in the ballpark of $5-10 million additional revenue for the home team, as the fatty part of season-ticket packages. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: Why expanding NFL regular season to 17 games makes sense for Broncos and football," 23 July 2019 These fatty cuts are served with sharp, acidic components, which helps balance the scales somewhat. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "10 places to find a great meal along the overpriced dining wasteland of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile," 22 July 2019 Common culprits include genetics, a humid environment, hormonal changes, medications that affect your hormones and sugary and fatty foods, says Viseslav Tonkovic-Capin, MD, a Kansas City dermatologist and editor of DermBoard.org. Christina Heiser, NBC News, "The best products for oily skin, according to dermatologists," 6 July 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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