Definition of fatty in English:

fatty

Syllabification: fat·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈfadē
 
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adjective (fattier, fattiest)

1Containing a large amount of fat: go easy on fatty foods fatty tissue
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  • Reducing the amount of fatty foods eaten prior to pregnancy is also a good bet, as that lessens exposure to persistent chemicals like PCBs and dioxin.
  • She spends most of her time reading self-help books, eating vast amounts of fatty food and struggling against insomnia.
  • They believe fatty tissue produces hormones and products such as oestrogen and insulin which may promote tumour growth.
Synonyms
1.1 Medicine (Of a disease or lesion) marked by abnormal deposition of fat in cells: fatty degeneration of the liver
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  • Liver transplantation has been necessary in patients with end-stage cirrhosis, but fatty liver disease may recur in the transplanted organ in some patients.
  • With the increasing incidence of obesity and diabetes in Western countries, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has become a growing problem.
  • A common heart condition is coronary heart disease, in which fatty deposits gradually block the coronary arteries.

noun (plural fatties)

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A fat person (especially as a nickname).
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  • Watch for the mean spirited and endless gags about fatties, boyish girls, overweight Hawaiians etc, etc.
  • But the truth is that, despite 20 years' experience telling me that January in the gym is for part-timers who'll all be gone by February, I'm in there with the fatties.
  • It's only a matter of time before societal ills, unhappy marriages, unsightly fatties and the concerns about those concerns, are a thing of the past.

Derivatives

fattiness

noun
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  • The spice and tang cut through the fruit's fattiness.
  • Despite the supposed fattiness of duck, we don't need too much bitterness and cutting power here; we need something more subtle, almost sneaky.
  • You should get the best of both worlds: nice acidity to tone down the fattiness of the avocado, plus the amplification of the flavor that you get from the salt.

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