fattish


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fat·tish

 (făt′ĭsh)
adj.
Somewhat fat.

fat′tish·ness n.

fat•tish

(ˈfæt ɪʃ)

adj.
somewhat fat.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fattish - somewhat fat
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
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However his health seemed unimpaired so far, and looking at his noble, clear-skinned countenance which had grown fattish of late, Pyotr Petrovitch for an instant was positively comforted in the conviction that he would find another bride and, perhaps, even a better one.
These processes of suburbanization are replicated somatically in his former lover Elsie, now the wife of a local shopkeeper, a "tallish, fattish woman...
Pressing it between his legs where he was fattish, swollen like ripe, rotting fruit.
And Margaret Walker, employed as a typist and secretary, recalled: "He (Churchill) used to wear a siren suit and we used to see this shortish, fattish, tubby man bouncing along in a siren suit."
Wet, fattish face, puffy and pale, stringy strands of hair stuck to a large forehead.
davar 'thing', maxsev 'computer', smanman 'chubby, fattish', maka 'plague, blow', smama 'desert', simla 'dress'
A list of examples from diary entries gathered by Leena Kore Schroder includes Woolf reading the French novel Et Cie "by a Jew" instead of by Jean-Richard Bloch (D1 134); she remembered the famous conductor Bruno Walter as "a swarthy fattish man ...
LIFE ON THE LINE One creepy night in the town of Stormville, outside of the city centre, when all that you could hear was the hoot of an owl and a tweet of a bird, but all that you could see was a bench with a sort of fattish figure sitting on the chair...
In a 1938 communication with Houghton Mifflin, the American publisher of The Hobbit, Tolkien described his imagined hobbit: "I picture a fairly human figure, not a kind of 'fairy' rabbit as some of my British reviewers seem to fancy: fattish in the stomach, shortish in the leg.