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See also: Fat, FAT, fát, fāt, făt, fät, and Fät

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EnglishEdit

 FAT on Wikipedia

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Etymology 1Edit

 
A fat cat

From Middle English fat, from Old English fǣtt (fatted, fat), from Proto-Germanic *faitidaz (fatted), originally the past participle of the verb *faitijaną (to make fat), from *faitaz (fat). Cognate with German feist (fatted, plump, obese). Related also to Saterland Frisian fat (fat), Dutch vet (fat), German fett (fat, corpulent), Swedish fet (fat, oily, fatty), Icelandic feitur (fat).

AdjectiveEdit

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.
    The fat man had trouble getting through the door.
    The fattest pig should yield the most meat.
  2. Thick.
    The fat wallets of the men from the city brought joy to the peddlers.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803:
      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.
  6. Fertile; productive.
    a fat soil;  a fat pasture
  7. Rich; producing a large income; desirable.
    a fat benefice;  a fat office;  a fat job
  8. Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
  9. (dated, printing) Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.
    a fat take;  a fat page
  10. Alternative form of phat
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NounEdit

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.
    • 2018, Kristin Lawless, Formerly known as food, →ISBN, page 32:
      In fact, the fats that are most stable and least likely to oxidize with heat are the highly saturated fats we've long been told to avoid—lard, tallow, butter, and coconut and palm oils.
  3. That part of an organization deemed wasteful.
    We need to trim the fat in this company
  4. (slang) An erection.
    I saw Daniel crack a fat.
  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.
    to live on the fat of the land
  7. (dated, printing) Work containing much blank, or its equivalent, and therefore profitable to the compositor.
  8. 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.
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VerbEdit

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.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English, 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.

NounEdit

fat (plural fats)

  1. (obsolete) A large tub or vessel for water, wine, or other liquids; a cistern.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, Joel 2:24:
      And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.
    • 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.
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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin fātum.[1]

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

  1. luck
  2. chance
  3. fate
  4. destiny
  5. spouse

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  1. ^ Stefan Schumacher & Joachim Matzinger, Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 2013), 211.

Buli (Indonesia)Edit

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin fātum.

NounEdit

fat m (uncountable)

  1. fate, destiny
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin fatuus.

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

  1. bland, insipid
    Synonym: insuls
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ChuukeseEdit

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fat

  1. clear, transparent

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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

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

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan fat, from Latin fatuus.

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

  1. conceited

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FriulianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin factus.

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fat

  1. past participle of

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fat

  1. done, made
  2. ripe

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin factum.

NounEdit

fat m (plural fats)

  1. fact, deed

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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fat n (genitive singular fats, nominative plural föt)

  1. vat
  2. item of clothing

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KowiaiEdit

LadinEdit

NounEdit

fat m (plural fac)

  1. fact

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

  1. done

Molise CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian fatto.

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fat m

  1. story

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ReferencesEdit

  • 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).

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fat

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

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

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fat

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

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

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Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fatą.

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fat n

  1. vessel, cup

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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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

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Declension of fat 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fat fatet fat faten
Genitive fats fatets fats fatens

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TboliEdit

VolapükEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Vater or English father.

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fat (nominative plural fats)

  1. father

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