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

Translation of fat in French:


  • 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) graisse (f)
    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


  • 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)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!
    pour ce que tu en sais!
    a fatlot you care!
    que ça t'intéresse! [informal]
    ‘will she go?’—‘fat chance!’
    ‘elle ira?’—‘tu crois au père Noël!’ [informal]


the fat's in the fire


to be in fat city

[informal] (American English)
être plein aux as [informal]

to live off the fat of the land

vivre grassement
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