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"fat" in British English

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fatadjective

uk   /fæt/  us   /fæt/ (fatter, fattest)
  • fat adjective (BIG)

A1 having a lot of flesh on the body: Like most women, she thinks she's fat. I hate my fat thighs. He eats all the time but he never gets fat.
thick or large: He passed me a fat envelope full of money. Some producers of mineral water have made fat profits.

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fatnoun

uk   /fæt/  us   /fæt/
[U] the substance under the skin of humans and animals that stores energy and keeps them warm: body fat Women have a layer of subcutaneous fat (= fat under the skin), which provides them with better insulation than men.

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(Definition of fat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fat" in American English

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fatadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /fæt/ (-tt-)
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
infml having or worth a lot of money: a fat profit
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fatnoun [C/U]

 us   /fæt/
  • 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.
(Definition of fat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fat”
in Korean 살찐…
in Arabic سَمين…
in Malaysian lemak…
in French gras, matière grasse…
in Russian толстый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大的, 胖的,肥胖的, 厚的…
in Italian grasso…
in Turkish şişman, şişko, kalın…
in Polish gruby, tłusty…
in Spanish grasa, manteca…
in Vietnamese mỡ, chất béo, dầu…
in Portuguese gordo…
in Thai ไขมัน, น้ำมัน…
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…
in Indonesian lemak…
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