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adjective fat pronunciation in British English /fæt/
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  1. 1
    a person or animal that is fat has too much flesh on their body and weighs too much. It is not polite to call someone fat

    He’s got a rather fat face.

    get fat:

    She can eat whatever she likes and she never gets fat.

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  2. 2
    a fat object is thicker than other objects of the same type

    a big fat cigar

    a fat book/volume

    a fat wallet

  3. 3
    [only before noun] informal used about an amount of money that is very large

    I bet he gets a nice fat salary!

    The company made a fat profit this year.



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