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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
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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.: fat-cat bosses/bankers/lobbyists fat-cat pay rises/bonuses/pensions
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