Synonyms of 'fat'
Body weight alone says little about body fatness.
porcine wrinkles of flesh
Excessive consumption of sugar and fat leads to obesity.
He had a hefty roll of flab over his waistband.
a thick layer of blubber
1 overweightDictionary, large, heavyI can eat what I like without getting fat.
Being overweight increases your risk of developing high blood presssure.
He was a large man with a thick square head.
He was short and heavy.
Maria was small and plump with a mass of curly hair.
I've put on so much weight I look totally gross.
exercises ideal for stout women of maturer years
Obese people tend to have higher blood pressure than lean ones.
He was well-built, but too fleshy.
He looks tubby and in need of some exercise.
a portly middle-aged man
a short roly-poly man
A rotund gentleman appeared.
a blond, slightly podgy youngster
His rather corpulent figure betrayed his self-indulgent lifestyle.
broad in the beam (informal)
2 thickDictionary, solid, substantialIt was a big, fat book.
3 largeDictionary, rich, substantialThey are set to make a fat profit.
The gang finally left with a large amount of cash and jewellery.
Farmers grow rice in the rich soil.
a profitable exchange of ideas
fertile and productive soil
Many of them have found lucrative jobs in private security firms.
the rolling fertile countryside of Ireland
the youngest son of a prosperous family
Cigarette smoking used to be commoner among affluent people.
We had a long, fruitful relationship.
jammy (British, slang)
seeking remunerative employment
a fat chance
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If you say that a person or animal is fat , you mean that they have a lot of flesh on their body and that they weigh too much. You usually use the word fat when you think that this is a bad thing.