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fat

adjective [-er/-est only]  /fæt/ (-tt-) us  

fat adjective [-er/-est only] (FLESHY)

having a lot of flesh on the body: Her weight’s normal but she insists she’s fat. Fat can also mean thick or big: a fat telephone book

fat adjective [-er/-est only] (WEALTHY)

infml having or worth a lot of money: a fat profit
Idioms

fat

noun [C/U]  /fæt/ us  

fat noun [C/U] (SUBSTANCE)

biology the substance under the skin of humans and animals that stores energy and keeps them warm Fat is also a solid or liquid substance obtained from animals or plants and used esp. in cooking.
Translations of “fat”
in Korean 살찐…
in Arabic سَمين…
in French gras, matière grasse…
in Turkish şişman, şişko, kalın…
in Italian grasso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大的, 胖的,肥胖的, 厚的…
in Russian толстый…
in Polish gruby, tłusty…
in Spanish grasa, manteca…
in Portuguese gordo…
in German das Fett…
in Catalan gras…
in Japanese 太っている…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大的, 胖的,肥胖的, 厚的…
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