Share this entry

fat
British English: /fat/
American English: /fæt/

Translation of fat in French:

noun

  • 1 (in diet) fat intake
    consommation (f) de matières grasses
    animal/vegetable fats
    graisses (fpl) animales/végétales
  • 2 (on meat) you can leave the fat
    tu peux laisser le gras
  • 3 (for cooking) (gen)
    matière (f) grasse
    (from meat)
    beef/mutton/goose fat
    graisse de bœuf/de mouton/d'oie
    fried in fat
    frit dans de la matière grasse
  • 4 (in body) to lay down reserves of fat
    accumuler des réserves de graisse
    to run to fat
    prendre du poids

adjective

  • 1 (overweight)
    (person, animal, body, bottom)
    (of child) (cheek, tummy)
    (thigh, arm, finger)
    to get fat to get fat on chocolates
    grossir à force de manger des chocolats
    to get ou grow fat on something
    [figurative]
    s'engraisser sur quelque chose
  • 3 (remunerative)
    (profit, cheque, fee)
    a nice fat job
    un travail grassement payé
  • 4 (fertile)
    (land, valley, year)
  • 7
    [informal]
    [ironic] (not much) See examples: that's a fat lot of good!
    ça me/nous etc rend drôlement service!
    (informal) [ironic]
    you're a fat lot of use!
    tu es vraiment d'un grand secours!
    [ironic]
    a fat lot you know!/you care!
    pour ce que tu en sais!/que ça t'intéresse (informal)!
    ‘will she go?’—‘fat chance!’
    ‘elle ira?’—‘tu crois au père Noël (informal)!’

Idioms

[informal]
the fat's in the fire

[informal]
to be in fat city

(American English) (informal)

to live off the fat of the land

vivre grassement

Definition of fat in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day doofus
    Pronunciation: ˈduːfʌs
    noun
    a stupid person