[fat-n] /ˈfæt n/
verb (used with object)
to make fat.
to feed (animals) abundantly before slaughter.
to fatten the soil; to fatten one’s pocketbook.
verb (used without object)
to grow .
to grow or cause to grow fat or fatter
(transitive) to cause (an animal or fowl) to become fat by feeding it
(transitive) to make fuller or richer
(transitive) to enrich (soil) by adding fertilizing agents
“that makes fat,” 1690s, present participle adjective from fatten. Earlier word was fatting (1530s).
1550s, from fat + -en (1). Related: Fattened. The earlier verb was simply fat (Old English fættian “to become fat, fatten”); e.g. fatted calf.
[fat] /fæt/ adjective, fatter, fattest. 1. having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obese: a fat person. 2. plump; well-fed: a good, fat chicken. 3. consisting of or containing fat; greasy; oily: fat gravy; fat meat. 4. profitable, as an office: a fat job on the city commission. 5. affording good opportunities, especially for gain: a […]
- Fat tide
fat tide n. An increase in the fat content of blood and lymph following a meal.
[fat-ee] /ˈfæt i/ noun, plural fatties. Informal: Disparaging and Offensive. 1. a person who is overweight or obese (used as a term of address). /ˈfætɪ/ adjective -tier, -tiest 1. containing, consisting of, or derived from fat 2. having the properties of fat; greasy; oily 3. (esp of tissues, organs, etc) characterized by the excessive accumulation […]
[fat-ish] /ˈfæt ɪʃ/ adjective 1. somewhat .