Fatty vs Lipoatrophy - What's the difference?

fatty | lipoatrophy |

As nouns the difference between fatty and lipoatrophy

is that fatty is (pejorative|slang) an obese person while lipoatrophy is (medicine) the loss of subcutaneous fatty tissue.

As an adjective fatty

is containing, composed of, or consisting of fat.



(quotations et al)


  • Containing, composed of, or consisting of fat.
  • * 1896 , , (The Island of Doctor Moreau) , .
  • Then in the case of excisions you have all kinds of secondary changes, pigmentary disturbances, modifications of the passions, alterations in the secretion of fatty tissue.
  • * 2002 , , .
  • That means eating fruits and vegetables and cutting back on fatty foods.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Stephen P. Lownie], [http://www.americanscientist.org/authors/detail/david-m-pelz David M. Pelz
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Stents to Prevent Stroke , passage=As we age, the major arteries of our bodies frequently become thickened with plaque, a fatty material with an oatmeal-like consistency that builds up along the inner lining of blood vessels.}}
  • Like fat; greasy.
  • * 1849 , (Hippocrates) (Translated by (Francis Bacon)), , Book II, Section 1.
  • On the sixth, stools black, fatty , viscid, fetid; slept, more collected.
  • * 1861 , (Charles Dickens), (Great Expectations) ,
  • which had a greasy and fatty surface like cold broth
  • (slang) Literally or figuratively large.
  • * 2007 , getting rid of weed smell tips
  • Be careful of the taxi drivers out there though, I've heard they sell you drugs, drop you off at your hotel and then dob you in to the Thai Police to get a fatty reward!
  • * 2007 , A. Bryant, Disappointment to Say the Least
  • Instead of going my normal route (ordering the book through the store, checking it out in person, and then ordering it online so I could get a fatty discount) I impulsively bought the book.
  • * 2007 , Rimma [http://comments.deviantart.com/4/718221/456809541]
  • I'm trying to get a fatty project done in a couple of hours right now.

    Derived terms

    * fatty acid


  • (pejorative, slang) An obese person.
  • It's hardly surprising, when it has to support that enormous gut! Lose some weight, fatty !


    * See also

    Alternative forms

    * fattie




    (wikipedia lipoatrophy) (-)
  • (medicine) The loss of subcutaneous fatty tissue