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"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 ​meanthick or ​big: a fat ​telephonebook
infml having or ​worth a lot of ​money: a fat ​profit
Idioms

fatnoun [C/U]

 us   /fæt/
  • fat noun [C/U] (SUBSTANCE)

biology the ​substance under the ​skin of humans and ​animals that ​storesenergy and ​keeps them ​warm
Fat is also a ​solid or ​liquidsubstanceobtained from ​animals or ​plants and used esp. in ​cooking.
(Definition of fat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"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 ​envelopefull of ​money. Some ​producers of ​mineralwater have made fat ​profits.

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Idioms

fatnoun

uk   /fæt/  us   /fæt/
[U] the ​substance under the ​skin of ​humans and ​animals that ​storesenergy and ​keeps them ​warm: body fat Women have a ​layer of ​subcutaneous fat (= fat under the ​skin), which ​provides them with ​betterinsulation than men.
B2 [C or U] a ​solid or ​liquidsubstance from ​animals or ​plants and used ​especially in ​cooking: This ​productcontains no ​animal fat. vegetable fats

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(Definition of fat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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