fat vs fatty what difference

what is difference between fat and fatty

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: făt, IPA(key): /fæt/
  • Rhymes: -æt
  • Homophone: phat

Etymology 1

From Middle English fat, from Old English fǣtt (fatted, fat), from Proto-West Germanic *faitid (fatted), originally the past participle of the verb *faitijan (to make fat), from *fait (fat).

Adjective

fat (comparative fatter, superlative fattest)

  1. Carrying more fat than usual on one’s body; plump; not lean or thin.
    • 1932, New Orleans (La.) Board of Health, Vox Sanitatis
      While Hennessey is pouring the milk, the fat guy with the big pot-belly, will come over and write a lot of junk in his little book.
    • 2014, Isabel Quintero, Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, Cinco Puntos Press (→ISBN), page 46:
      Because, really, who would like the fat girl? Sebastian said I was crazy for thinking that.
  2. Thick.
    • So this was my future home, I thought! [] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one’s dreams.
  3. Bountiful.
  4. Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich (said of food).
  5. (obsolete) Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
    • 1855 July 21, Ralph Waldo Emerson, letter to Walter Whitman
      making our western wits fat & mean
  6. Fertile; productive.
  7. Rich; producing a large income; desirable.
    • 1882, Thomas Carlyle, Reminiscences
      now parson of Troston, a fat living in Suffolk
  8. Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
    • , “Why Christ’s Doctrine was Rejected”
      persons grown fat and wealthy by a long and successful imposture
  9. (dated, printing) Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.
  10. (golf) Being a shot in which the ground is struck before the ball.
    • 1992, DeDe Owens, ‎Linda K. Bunker, Advanced Golf: Steps to Success (page 81)
      Hitting a thin shot from a fairway bunker is more productive than hitting a fat shot.
  11. (theater) Of a role: significant; major; meaty.
    • 1965, Edmund Fuller, A Pageant of the Theatre (page 131)
      He is what the theatre calls a “fat” role — a man suddenly confronted by a terrible duty. He is called upon to revenge the murder of his father and to right a wrong against the state.
    • 1997, Harold Clurman, On Directing (page 12)
      He seeks a fat role in a hit show, lest he diminish his market value.
    • 2012, Greg Robinson, ‎Larry S. Tajiri, Pacific Citizens (page 9)
      Joe Hirakawa, formerly of the Seattle Civic Repertory Theatre, was a waterfront peddler in “Madame Butterfly” and had a fat role in “Beauty Parlor,” an indie.
  12. Alternative form of phat (Can we add an example for this sense?)
Synonyms
  • (carrying a larger than normal amount of fat): chubby, chunky, corpulent, lardy (slang), obese, overweight, plump, porky (slang), rotund, tubby, well-fed; see also Thesaurus:obese
  • (thick): thick
  • (bountiful): bountiful, prosperous
Antonyms
  • Of sense (carrying a larger than normal amount of fat): lean, skinny, slender, slim, thin
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Sranan Tongo: fatu
Translations

Noun

fat (usually uncountable, plural fats)

  1. (uncountable) A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy.
  2. (countable) A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat.
  3. That part of an organization deemed wasteful.
  4. (slang) An erection.
  5. (golf) A poorly played shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (see also thin, shank, toe)
  6. The best or richest productions; the best part.
  7. (dated, printing) Work containing much blank, or its equivalent, and therefore profitable to the compositor.
  8. (informal) A fat person.
    • 1996, Roger Stone, “Local Swing Fever”, highlighted by National Enquirer in September 1996 and Daily Mail in January 2019
      Prefer military, bodybuilders, jocks. No smokers or fats please.
  9. A beef cattle fattened for sale.
Synonyms
  • (animal tissue): adipose tissue, lard (in animals; derogatory slang when used of human fat)
  • (substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat): grease, lard
  • (fat person): fatty, fatso see also Thesaurus:fat person
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Sranan Tongo: fatu
Translations
See also
  • fat on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Verb

fat (third-person singular simple present fats, present participle fatting, simple past and past participle fatted)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To make fat; to fatten.
  2. (intransitive, archaic) To become fat; to fatten.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English fat, from Old English fæt (vat, vessel, jar, cup, casket, division), from Proto-Germanic *fatą (vessel), from Proto-Indo-European *pod- (vessel). Cognate with Dutch vat (barrel, vessel), German Fass (barrel, drum), Swedish fat (barrel, dish, cask). See vat.

Noun

fat (plural fats)

  1. (obsolete) A large tub or vessel for water, wine, or other liquids; a cistern.
    • 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, volume 4, page 429:
      In 1431 New College purchases brewing vessels, under the names of a mash fat, for 6s. 10d., a wort fat for 2s., a ‘Gilleding’ tub for 2s. 6d., and two tunning barrels at 8d. each, a leaden boiler for 24s., another for 12s., and a great copper beer pot for 13s. 4d.
  2. (obsolete) A dry measure, generally equal to nine bushels.
Synonyms
  • vat
Translations

Anagrams

  • AFT, ATF, FTA, TAF, TFA, Taf, aft, aft-, taf

Albanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fātum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [fat]

Noun

fat m (indefinite plural fate, definite singular fat, definite plural fatet)

  1. luck
  2. chance
    Synonym: shans, rast, mundësi
  3. fate
  4. destiny
  5. spouse

Declension

References


Buli (Indonesia)

Etymology

From Proto-Halmahera-Cenderawasih *pat, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

fat

  1. four

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈfat/
  • Rhymes: -at

Etymology 1

From Latin fātum.

Noun

fat m (uncountable)

  1. fate, destiny
Related terms
  • fatal

Etymology 2

From Latin fatuus.

Adjective

fat (feminine fada, masculine plural fats, feminine plural fades)

  1. bland, insipid
    Synonym: insuls
Related terms
  • fatu

Further reading

  • “fat” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Chuukese

Adjective

fat

  1. clear, transparent

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from French fat (conceited; dandy), from Latin fatuus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɑt/
  • Hyphenation: fat
  • Rhymes: -ɑt

Noun

fat m (plural fatten or fats, diminutive fatje n)

  1. dandy, a man obsessed with his looks
    Synonyms: dandy, pronker, saletjonker

Derived terms

  • fatterig
  • fattig

French

Etymology

From Old Occitan fat, from Latin fatuus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fa/

Adjective

fat (feminine singular fate, masculine plural fats, feminine plural fates)

  1. conceited

Further reading

  • “fat” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • taf

Friulian

Etymology 1

From Latin factus.

Verb

fat

  1. past participle of

Adjective

fat

  1. done, made
  2. ripe

Etymology 2

From Latin factum.

Noun

fat m (plural fats)

  1. fact, deed

Related terms

  • fatôr

Hausa

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fát/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [ɸát]

Ideophone

fat

  1. bright white

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse fat, from Proto-Germanic *fatą, from Proto-Indo-European *pod-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /faːt/
  • Rhymes: -aːt

Noun

fat n (genitive singular fats, nominative plural föt)

  1. vat
  2. item of clothing

Declension


Kowiai

Etymology

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

fat

  1. four

Ladin

Noun

fat m (plural fac)

  1. fact

Derived terms

  • de fat

Adjective

fat m (feminine singular fata, masculine plural fats, feminine plural fates)

  1. done

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English fæt, from Proto-West Germanic *fat, from Proto-Germanic *fatą.

Alternative forms

  • faat, vat, vaat, fet, vet

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fat/, /faːt/, /vat/, /vaːt/

Noun

fat (plural fattes or faten)

  1. vessel
Descendants
  • English: vat, fat
  • Scots: fat, vat, vautt
  • Yola: vaat
References
  • “fā̆t, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2

From Old English fǣtt, from Proto-West Germanic *faitid.

Alternative forms

  • faat, fet, feet, vat, vet

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fat/, /faːt/, /fɛt/, /fɛːt/, /vat/, /vɛt/

Adjective

fat

  1. fattened, fatted
Descendants
  • English: fat
  • Yola: vat
References
  • “fā̆t, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse fat

Noun

fat n (definite singular fatet, indefinite plural fat or fater, definite plural fata or fatene)

  1. plate, dish
  2. barrel, drum, cask

Derived terms

  • tefat

References

  • “fat” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɑːt/ (example of pronunciation)

Etymology 1

From Old Norse fat, Proto-Germanic *fatą.

Noun

fat n (definite singular fatet, indefinite plural fat, definite plural fata)

  1. plate, dish
  2. barrel, drum, cask
Derived terms
  • tefat
  • oljefat

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

fat

  1. imperative of fata and fate

References

  • “fat” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Frisian

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *fait. Cognates include Old Saxon *fēt and Old Norse feitr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfat/
  • Hyphenation: fat

Noun

fat m

  1. fat

Descendants

  • Saterland Frisian: Fat

References

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 28

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *fatą.

Noun

fat n

  1. vessel, cup

Declension



Saterland Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian fatt, from Proto-West Germanic *faitid. Cognates include West Frisian fet and German fett.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fat/
  • Hyphenation: fat
  • Rhymes: -at

Adjective

fat (inflected fatte, comparative fatter, superlative fatst)

  1. fat
  2. fattened

Related terms

  • Fat

References

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “fat”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN

Slavomolisano

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian fatto.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fât/

Noun

fat m

  1. story
    • 2010, Rino John Gliosca, “Bonifacio en Amérique”:

Declension

References

  • Breu, W., Mader Skender, M. B. & Piccoli, G. 2013. Oral texts in Molise Slavic (Italy): Acquaviva Collecroce. In Adamou, E., Breu, W., Drettas, G. & Scholze, L. (eds.). 2013. EuroSlav2010: Elektronische Datenbank bedrohter slavischer Varietäten in nichtslavophonen Ländern Europas – Base de données électronique de variétés slaves menacées dans des pays européens non slavophones. Konstanz: Universität / Paris: Lacito (Internet Publication).

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse fat, from Proto-Germanic *fatą, from Proto-Indo-European *pod-.

Pronunciation

Noun

fat n

  1. saucer; a small dish
  2. plate (serving dish)
  3. barrel (oil or wine), cask, keg (beer)
  4. barrel; a unit of volume. Usually referring to the oil barrel of 158.9873 liters

Declension

Derived terms

  • (saucer): tefat
  • (serving dish): serveringsfat, kakfat
  • (barrel; container): fatöl

Idioms

  • (about something that is, or is by others perceived as, an obstacle (physical or mental) to someone)

Tboli

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

fat

  1. four

Volapük

Etymology

From German Vater or English father.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fat/

Noun

fat (nominative plural fats)

  1. father

Declension

Derived terms

  • fatül
  • lefat
  • lüfat

Wolof

Verb

fat

  1. to shelter

References

Omar Ka (2018) Nanu Dégg Wolof, National African Language Resource Center, →ISBN, page 19


Yamdena

Alternative forms

  • fate

Etymology

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

fat

  1. four


English

Etymology 1

From fat +‎ -y. Cognate with Dutch vettig (fatty, greasy), German fettig (fatty).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfæt.i/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfæɾ.i/
  • Rhymes: -æti

Adjective

fatty (comparative fattier, superlative fattiest)

  1. Containing, composed of, or consisting of fat.
    • 1896, H.G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Chapter 14.
      Then in the case of excisions you have all kinds of secondary changes, pigmentary disturbances, modifications of the passions, alterations in the secretion of fatty tissue.
  2. Like fat; greasy.
    • 1849, Hippocrates (Translated by Francis Bacon), Of the Epidemics, Book II, Section 1.
      On the sixth, stools black, fatty, viscid, fetid; slept, more collected.
    • 1861, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, Chapter 32
      [] which had a greasy and fatty surface like cold broth
  3. (slang) Literally or figuratively large.
    • 2007, getting rid of weed smell tips
      Be careful of the taxi drivers out there though, I’ve heard they sell you drugs, drop you off at your hotel and then dob you in to the Thai Police to get a fatty reward!
    • 2007, A. Bryant, Disappointment to Say the Least
      Instead of going my normal route (ordering the book through the store, checking it out in person, and then ordering it online so I could get a fatty discount) I impulsively bought the book.
    • 2007, Rimma [1]
      I’m trying to get a fatty project done in a couple of hours right now.
Derived terms
  • fatty acid
Translations

Etymology 2

From fat +‎ -y (colloquialising suffix).

Alternative forms

  • fattie

Noun

fatty (plural fatties)

  1. (derogatory, slang) An obese person.
    It’s hardly surprising, when it has to support that enormous gut! Lose some weight, fatty!
  2. (slang) A large marijuana cigar; a blunt.
    • 2004, Anthony Kiedis, Larry Sloman, Scar Tissue
      We went to Plaster Creek, smoked a fattie, and emerged doing somersaults and cartwheels and laughing.
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:fat person
  • See also Thesaurus:marijuana cigarette
Translations


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