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I UK [fæt] / US adjective
Word forms "fat":
adjective fat comparative fatter superlative fattest
Other ways of saying fat:
plump slightly fat in a way that looks quite nice: a plump friendly-looking man in his forties chubby used especially for describing babies and children who look fat in a healthy attractive way: a chubby little boy big or large used for suggesting that someone is a bit fatter than they should be or than they usually are, especially if they are also tall: The driver was a big man with bright red hair. dumpy short and fat: But I look so plain and dumpy in the uniform! overweight fatter than doctors think is healthy for someone of a particular height: You risk heart disease if you are overweight and don't take regular exercise. obese very fat, especially in a way that might be dangerous to your health: In some parts of the country, 15% of the population is now considered to be obese.
1) a person or animal that is fat has too much flesh on their body and weighs too much. It is not polite to call someone fat

He's got a rather fat face.

get fat:

She can eat whatever she likes and she never gets fat.

Adverbs frequently used with fat
▪  enormously, hugely, immensely, really
2) a fat object is thicker than other objects of the same type

a big fat cigar

a fat book/volume

a fat wallet

3) [only before noun] informal used about an amount of money that is very large

I bet he gets a nice fat salary!

The company made a fat profit this year.

the show/it isn't over until the fat lady singsspoken used for saying that it is still possible for a situation to change

II UK [fæt] / US noun
Word forms "fat":
singular fat plural fats
a) [uncountable] a soft white substance stored in a layer under your skin
b) areas of your body where you have a lot of this substance

rolls of fat around his waist

2) [uncountable] a soft white substance on meat

Trim the fat off the meat before cooking it.

a) [countable/uncountable] oil found in food

Reduce the amount of fat in your diet.

b) oil in solid or liquid form that is obtained from plants or animals and used in cooking

Fry the meat in a small amount of fat.

chew I, live I

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