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well-padded (comparative more well-padded, superlative most well-padded)

  1. (euphemistic, of a person) Fat, corpulent, pudgy.
    • 1921, Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton, The Sisters-In-Law, ch. 2:
      But the majority of its members were very much alive and still well-padded; and, far from being on a pale diet, were deeply appreciative of the famous culinary resources of the chef, and showed it.
    • 1986 April 13, Mimi Sheraton, "In the Gulf: a Robust Cuisine," Time:
      A graduate of the University of Houston's Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, the well-padded Raulston, nicknamed Fat Cook by the rigs' crews, makes these changes subtly and slowly.
  2. (idiomatic, of a person) Wealthy, well-to-do.
    • 1997 March 3, Richard Lacayo et al., "Is Al Gore Too Good at Passing the Hat?," Time:
      It was the fall of 1995, and the Democratic National Committee had a problem. Faced with the cost of its massive early media strategy, it needed a quick $1 million or so. A senior White House official had a solution: get the President to call some well-padded contributors.