Meaning of “fat cat” in the English Dictionary

"fat cat" in American English

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fat catnoun [ C ]

/ˈfæt ˈkæt/

slang someone who is rich and has a lot of influence, esp. in politics or business

(Definition of “fat cat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fat cat" in Business English

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fat catnoun [ C ]

uk us disapproving

someone who has made a lot of money, especially without working hard for it or by not caring about their workers, customers, etc.:

There is a lot of public anger about corporate fat cats and their huge bonuses.

fat-catadjective [ before noun ]

uk us disapproving

relating to someone who has made a lot of money, especially without working hard for it or by not caring about their workers, customers, etc.:

(Definition of “fat cat” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)