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Blend of globe +‎ obesity.[1] Coined by the World Health Organization in 2001.[2]


globesity (uncountable)

  1. The worldwide obesity epidemic.
    • 2010 March 13, Claudia Kalb, “Culture of Corpulence”, in Newsweek:
      "Globesity" has consumed much of the planet, with more than 1 billion adults overweight or obese.


  • globesity”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
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  2. ^ Ton Kuntz, "Buzzwords; What We Said And What We Meant, A to Z", The New York Times, 28 December 2003