fatness

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From Middle English fatnesse, fattenesse, from Old English fǣtnes (fatness, the richest part of anything), equivalent to fat +‎ -ness.

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fatness (countable and uncountable, plural fatnesses)

  1. The state, quality, or condition of being fat.
    • 1958, Anthony Burgess, The Enemy in the Blanket (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 284:
      This fatness was Kartar Singh: it was the flesh singing, in bulging cantilenas and plump pedal-notes, a congenital and contented stupidity, a stupidity itself as positive as the sun.

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