a wealthy person from whom large political campaign contributions are expected.
any wealthy person, especially one who has become rich quickly through questionable dealings.
an important, influential, or famous person.
a person who has become lazy or self-satisfied as the result of privilege or advantage.
: the fat-cat cases, where big money is involved/ whether fat-cat contributors or New Hampshire coffee-klatschers
Any privileged and well-treated person, esp a wealthy benefactor; tycoon: A millionaire fat-cat who, when the revolution comes, will probably be allowed to keep at least one of his chauffeurs/ the late arrival even of such famous ”fat cats”/ had jousted with Nelson Rockefeller at a formal dinner for fat cats
: ”fat-catting” …a term applied to higher leaders who try to pad themselves with special privileges and comforts (1928+)
A wealthy and privileged person, as in This neighborhood, with its million-dollar estates, is full of fat cats. This term originally meant “a rich contributor to a political campaign,” and while this usage persists, it now is often applied more broadly, as in the example. [ ; 1920s ]
noun, Biology. 1. a cell in loose connective tissue that is specialized for the synthesis and storage of fat. fat cell n. Any of various connective tissue cells found in adipose tissue, specialized for the storage of fat, and distended with one or more fat globules, the cytoplasm usually being compressed into a thin envelope, […]
noun, Slang. 1. an easy and prosperous condition or circumstance: With a new house and a better-paying job, she’s in Fat City. noun phrase Also, Fat City. A condition or circumstance marked by considerable prosperity or having a superior advantage. For example, With that new job she’ll be in fat city. [ ; 1960s ] […]
- Fat client
networking Opposite of “thin client”. (1996-12-08)
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