- Grossly fat or overweight: a hugely obese young man one in ten people surveyed were obeseMore example sentences
- It is estimated that more than one in five Britons is now classed as obese and three-quarters are overweight.
- Nearly two thirds of men and more than half of women in England are now either overweight or obese.
- The latest evidence shows people are getting more overweight and obese.
mid 17th century: from Latin obesus 'having eaten until fat', from ob- 'away, completely' + esus (past participle of edere 'eat').