Origin: Old English

meaning: “(1) overweight; (2) abundant”
adjective, generally accompanied by first or last name
ironic use for someone who is extremely skinny, in the
same way the nickname “Tiny” is given to large folks

Variations and Sound Alikes:
Fat, Fatz, Phat

Famous people nicknamed Fats or its variations

1. Fats Domino (1928-2017), American pianist singer, songwriter
born Antoine Dominque Domino, Jr.
2. Fats Waller (1904-43), jazz pianist, entertainer
born Thomas Wright Waller
3. Fats Navarro (1923-50), American jazz trumpeter
born Theodore Navarro

More Fats:

  • Fats Dantonio, American baseball pro,
    born John James Dantonio
  • Fats Everett, Tennessee Congressman (1958-1969),
    born Ashton Everett
  • Fats Fothergill, American baseball pro,
    born Robert Roy Fothergill
  • Fats Jenkins, American baseball and basketball pro,
    born Clarence Reginald Jenkins
  • Fats Pichon, American jazz pianist, singer,
    born Walter Pichon
  • Fats Sadi, Belgian jazz musician, singer,
    born Sadi Pol Lallemand

Leave a comment below.

  1. John says:

    Minnesota Fats, billiards pro.

  2. Sue K says:

    New York Fats, Broadway Fats, Chicago Fats, Double-Smart, Triple-Smart Fats

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