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    overweihgt

    Hello , everybody
    What are informal expressions used to describe someone overweight ?

    fat , thick , flushy ,....?


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    Re: overweihgt

    Do you have access to a thesaurus?

    fat, obese, stout, full-figured, corpulent, gross, fleshy, plump, portly, chubby, rotund, paunchy, potbellied, flabby, well-upholstered, broad in the beam; informal porky, tubby, blubbery, pudgy. antonym skinny.

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    #3

    Re: overweihgt

    Obese,paunchy.

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    Chubby

    I'd like to know if "chubby" is a positive or negative feature

    thank you very much


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    Re: overweihgt

    Positive in small children, negative otherwise.

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    Re: Chubby

    Quote Originally Posted by Borovac View Post
    I'd like to know if "chubby" is a positive or negative feature

    thank you very much
    Not necessarily negative. Some guys like chubby chicks.
    Another word that the Americans are using is "big", to take away any connotation of "fat".
    So you get clothes for big girls, big girl's nights out, etc.

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