fat-cat

fat cat

noun Slang.
1.
a wealthy person from whom large political campaign contributions are expected.
2.
any wealthy person, especially one who has become rich quickly through questionable dealings.
3.
an important, influential, or famous person.
4.
a person who has become lazy or self-satisfied as the result of privilege or advantage.

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism

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fat cat
 
n
slang
 a.  a very wealthy or influential person
 b.  (as modifier): a fat-cat industrialist

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fat-cat definition


  1. n.
    someone with great wealth and the accompanying success. : I like to watch the fat-cats go by in their beemers.
  2. mod.
    having to do with wealth or a wealthy person. : You'll never see me driving any of those fat-cat cars.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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