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[fat-soh] /ˈfæt soʊ/
noun, plural fatsos, fatsoes. Informal: Disparaging and Offensive.
a fat person (used as a term of address).
Origin of fatso
1940-45; perhaps Fats a nickname for a fat person (see fat, -s4) + -o; also compared with fat sow, German Fettsau Unabridged
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  • The woman's face shifted to one side and a man's appeared—a face to justify in full the nickname "fatso."

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • She'd give me fatso, because he wants to chew me out, but she won't put him on for you.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • Mibutaltal si Tambuk sa katri, fatso is sprawled on the bed.

  • Big Boy was ambling over towards fatso, apparently to claim his prize.

  • Anyway, he wants us to and we want to so everything's lovely and so let's get to work on fatso and his Foster.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for fatso


noun (pl) -sos, -soes
(slang) a fat person: used as an insulting or disparaging term of address
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Fat, in any sense: a fatso deal in six figures (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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