Meaning of fatty in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfati/

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adjectiveadjective fattier, adjective fattiest

  • 1Containing a large amount of fat.

    ‘fatty foods’
    • ‘fatty tissue’
    • ‘Reducing the amount of fatty foods eaten prior to pregnancy is also a good bet, as that lessens exposure to persistent chemicals like PCBs and dioxin.’
    • ‘She spends most of her time reading self-help books, eating vast amounts of fatty food and struggling against insomnia.’
    • ‘They believe fatty tissue produces hormones and products such as oestrogen and insulin which may promote tumour growth.’
    • ‘In stressful times, pregnant women are no different than the rest of us: they load up on carbohydrates, fatty foods, sweets and snacks.’
    • ‘To do this, she recommends cutting out all refined, sweetened and junk foods and eating more fresh non-starchy vegetables and good quality protein and fatty foods.’
    • ‘Although it's good to remember that it is far more beneficial to consume additional carbohydrates and less fatty foods whenever possible.’
    • ‘As Japanese have become fonder of fatty foods, fast-food chains and convenience stores have blanketed the country.’
    • ‘Mice lacking this protein can indulge in fatty food but remain as slim as mice on a lower-fat diet, a new study reports.’
    • ‘This was before the National Health Service started and he was never told that eating fatty foods could cause cholesterol.’
    • ‘Fat-soluble vitamins lodge in the fatty tissues of the body and can be stored there.’
    • ‘Your diet should limit the amount of fatty and cholesterol-rich foods you eat.’
    • ‘Fatty, greasy, fried foods and fatty meats like hot dogs, beacon sausages, fish and chicken should be avoided at all costs just like butter, mayonnaise, salad dressings and other oils.’
    • ‘Purge your diet of greasy, fatty foods, limit your sodium and up your daily water quotient to 8-10 glasses a day at least.’
    • ‘Our bodies are thought to have a built-in system to measure levels of a key protein, leptin, which is produced in fatty tissue.’
    • ‘Among women, the extra fatty tissue produces an excess of the female hormone oestrogen.’
    • ‘Lawyers are also looking at fat from a financial perspective, with lawsuits being considered for cases involving hidden fatty ingredients within food products.’
    • ‘The steps include aerobic exercise, less fatty food, learning new skills and avoiding damaging free radicals.’
    • ‘Contrary to popular belief, acne is not caused by eating fatty food or chocolate.’
    • ‘And snacks are no longer candy bars, chips and other fatty foods.’
    • ‘The oils are then neutralized to remove free fatty acids which might give unwanted flavours.’
    greasy, oily, fat, oleaginous, unctuous
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    1. 1.1Medicine (of a disease or lesion) marked by abnormal deposition of fat in cells.
      ‘fatty degeneration of the liver’
      • ‘Liver transplantation has been necessary in patients with end-stage cirrhosis, but fatty liver disease may recur in the transplanted organ in some patients.’
      • ‘With the increasing incidence of obesity and diabetes in Western countries, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has become a growing problem.’
      • ‘A common heart condition is coronary heart disease, in which fatty deposits gradually block the coronary arteries.’
      • ‘Chronic alcohol use may result in fatty liver, hepatitis, and cirrhosis, with varying levels of jaundice.’
      • ‘Cholesterol, which your body produces for building cells, is the main substance in fatty deposits that can develop in your arteries.’

nounplural noun fatties

  • A fat person (often used as a nickname or form of address)

    • ‘get moving, fatty!’
    • ‘a stranger called him a fatty’
    • ‘Watch for the mean spirited and endless gags about fatties, boyish girls, overweight Hawaiians etc, etc.’
    • ‘But the truth is that, despite 20 years' experience telling me that January in the gym is for part-timers who'll all be gone by February, I'm in there with the fatties.’
    • ‘It's only a matter of time before societal ills, unhappy marriages, unsightly fatties and the concerns about those concerns, are a thing of the past.’
    • ‘He offers this advice to fatties on his website.’
    • ‘Sure, some fatties are fat for reasons they can not control (bad thyroid, mental illness of some sort, etc).’
    • ‘But they are by no means the worst fatties in Europe.’
    • ‘Worse, we are breeding another generation of potential fatties by allowing our children to eat too much, without enough competitive sport in case they fail and get upset.’
    • ‘Faced with a Europe of fatties, governments across the EU are dithering in the face of pressure from multinational companies.’
    • ‘I can't wait to see those fatties… it's funny because they're morbidly obese.’
    • ‘Blaming others for our own poor financial choices is like the fatties that eat too much and exercise too little.’
    • ‘It will be a gorgeous day when these fatties are finally nabbed.’
    • ‘Turns out the best way to get fatties, drunks and tar-breaths to improve their lifestyle is to get them on television and humiliate them.’
    • ‘I was a bit further up than last year, I think before I was in the back with the fatties and that made it hard to get going.’
    • ‘The occasional young face was apparent among the baldies and fatties.’
    • ‘I always thought that obsessing about weight was for wimps and fatties.’
    • ‘Hmmm, maybe there's a use after all for the hordes of obese fatties that the media is on about.’
    • ‘Best to do nothing at all and let the fatties figure things out for themselves.’
    • ‘Can't the big fatties just use their brains to talk people down and calm situations?’