I. adjective (fattier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. containing fat especially in unusual amounts <
fatty foods
; also unduly stout ; corpulent 2. greasy 3. derived from or chemically related to fat • fattiness noun II. noun (plural fatties) Date: 1797 one that is fat; especially an overweight person

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