Definitions

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  • n. Discrimination on the grounds of fatness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. discrimination against people who are overweight.

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

  • n. discrimination against people who are overweight

Etymologies

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fat and -ism (by analogy with racism, sexism, etc.)

Examples

  • And Shuttleworth, who twice unsuccessfully referred Walker to the Press Complaints Commission alleging "fattism", has a new charge: snobbery.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • Hey, I used to work on the fashion desk: fattism is my tools of the trade.

    Country Music Association Awards – live

  • As there is a term for racism which is an attack on someones appearance why is there not a legally recognised view for ‘fattism’ or ‘uglyism’ or anything else which is in essence the same as racism!

    Celebrity Big Brother Betting Odds: Jade Vs Shilpa – Final Showdown

  • More than that, it would be recognition that darts is indeed a sport, and that the snobbery and fattism which deny this fact belong in the past.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Worldwide, obesity is becoming a rising epidemic and fattism is coming to light as a new form of prejudice against overweight individuals.

    www.charlatan.ca

  • [So a bunch of fat people protested outside Boris 'office wanting laws passed to make fattism a hate crime as it is, evidently, in San Francisco, where it's illegal for a doctor to suggest weightloss for the good of one's health, if one doesn't want to address one's fattiness, and one of these protestors said,] "This is a very common event - someone being beaten up should be a crime.

    ninme

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  • Horrible word.

    April 17, 2016