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fat cat

fat cat

Date: Sep 20 2005


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“They’re fat cats. They want to do their own thing. They work on their own interests.”
Ben Affleck, talking about politicians on the popular cable news show The O’Reilly Factor.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

a wealthy and privileged or powerful person

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Fat cats are people who have either a lot of money or a lot of influence or power. Usually, they are both wealthy and influential. The expression fat cat is typically used to describe people who show off their high-end social status: people who drive luxury cars, smoke expensive cigars and wear ultra-chic and expensive clothes.
Fat cat can be used to poke fun at people who are not really wealthy but are “putting on airs” – pretending to be wealthy. For example, at a party last weekend I noticed one of my friends drinking some very expensive scotch whiskey. “Look at this fat cat,” I said.
In the above example, Ben Affleck uses the expression fat cats to suggest that politicians are rich, self-interested people who care more for their own prosperity than they do for average people and the common good.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“Many celebrities are fat cats who think they can do whatevery they want.”

“My boss thinks he’s a fat cat. He drives a porsche and wears Italian suits.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

ring99 wealthy and highly privileged persons
by ring99
the rich men
by iamedith
tuney a person who has a pretty wealthy and prestigious background
by tuney
It means persons who have exclusive rights or abundant wealth.
by hrmomo
the rich men
by iamedith
"fat cat"= "fat boss" is a wealthy person who shows signs of blatant corporate greed. The "fat cat" often lacks of respect and only focus on his money. Mony(Meaux/France)
by Mony
pandypanz People who have a great mount of money and who are powerful both politically & financially.The MOST important thing is that they just take their own thing into account for more money , authority.
by pandypanz
It means that they are very rich or wealthy.
by dae23
FAT CAT means a wealthy and highly privileged person.
by Yanger
jessicasu A wealthy and highly privileged person.
by jessicasu
i think it means a wealthy and highly privileged person.
by emily_liu50000
florrie21 A wealthy person who is a heavy contributor to a political campaign
by florrie21
people who are rich or powerful
by cherylmissyou
A wealthy and highly privileged person.
by hemingway
audreylei wealthy and highly privileged
by audreylei

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Saudi Arabia

not too bad

11:52 PM Jul 09 2009 |




hi , i didnt know that such p’pl called fat cat but really it’s nice word and funny .. i liked it .. haha

06:43 PM Jun 21 2007 |




08:53 PM Oct 10 2005 |



what the…shit

08:51 PM Oct 10 2005 |

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