- [[t]fæt[/t]]n. adj. fat•ter, fat•test, v., fat•ted, fat•ting1) anat. any of several oily solids or semisolids that are water-insoluble esters of glycerol with fatty acids and are the chief component of animal adipose tissue and many plant seeds: used in cookery and in the manufacture of soaps and other products2) anat. animal tissue containing much of this substance3) obesity; corpulence4) the richest or best part of anything:the fat of the land[/ex]5) an overabundance or excess; superfluity or reserve:a budget without fat[/ex]6) having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obese:a fat person[/ex]7) plump; well-fed:a fat chicken[/ex]8) consisting of or containing fat; greasy; oily:fat meat[/ex]9) profitable; lucrative:a fat job in government[/ex]10) affording good opportunities, esp. for gain:a fat recording contract[/ex]11) wealthy; prosperous; rich:to grow fat on bribes and graft[/ex]12) big, broad, or extended; thick:a fat roll of fifty-dollar bills[/ex]13) plentiful; abundant:a fat supply of food[/ex]14) plentifully supplied:a fat larder[/ex]15) dull; stupid16) (of paint) having more oil than pigmentCompare lean II, 6)17) fertile, as land; productive18) to make or become fat•Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE fǣtt fat′less, adj. fat′ness, n.
From formal English to slang. 2014.