fatphobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fat +‎ -phobia

Noun[edit]

fatphobia (uncountable)

  1. Fear and dislike of obese people and/or obesity.
    • 2008, Lee F. Monaghan, Men and the War on Obesity: A Sociological Study, Routledge (2008), ISBN 0203929578, page 1:
      This is because medical authorities and proponents of public health are drawing from and amplifying the Western cultural fear and loathing of fatness, or fatphobia, with claims about a global 'obesity epidemic' (WHO 1998).
    • 2009, Crystal Renn (with Marjorie Ingall), Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves, Simon and Schuster (2009), ISBN 9781439101230, unnumbered page:
      Celebrity culture is intricately tied to fatphobia.
    • 2012, Abby Weintraub, "Truce", in Hot and Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (ed. Virgie Tovar), Seal Press (2012), ISBN 9781580054690, unnumbered page:
      From long-lost high school friends found on Facebook to total strangers whom I'll probably never meet in person, I get asked questions from where to buy a good bra (my minimizer days are dead and buried) to how to deal with a spouse's fatphobia.
  2. Fear or obsessive avoidance of consuming fat.

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