Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being fat, plump, or full-fed; fullness of flesh; corpulency.
  • noun Unctuousness; sliminess: applied to earth; hence, richness; fertility; fruitfulness.
  • noun Grossness; sensuality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being fat, plump, or full-fed; corpulency; fullness of flesh.
  • noun Hence; Richness; fertility; fruitfulness.
  • noun That which makes fat or fertile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being fat

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun excess bodily weight

Etymologies

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

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