Definition of fat cat in English:

fat cat


  • A wealthy and powerful person, typically one involved in business or politics.

    [as modifier] ‘a fat-cat developer’
    • ‘When they are privately-owned, they are accountable only to shareholders and fat-cat directors.’
    • ‘We're tired of all these fat-cat lackeys who are hungering for power.’
    • ‘If the move lines the pockets of a few fat-cat directors, then that is probably because their remuneration is linked to the profits of the company.’
    • ‘The real news story is in Arizona and Maine, where Clean Elections laws provide public funding for candidates who avoid fat-cat donors.’
    • ‘National wants to sell out our independence in the vain hope of economic benefit for their fat-cat supporters.’
    • ‘These are two fat-cat millionaires who couldn't be more out of touch with Ohio.’
    • ‘But, in the end, I don't really care to stand here and tell you what a liar this or that politician or clerical hierarch or fat-cat business tycoon is.’
    • ‘All have enthusiastically pursued policies of privatization, flogging off public services to fat-cat entrepreneurs.’
    • ‘What fat-cat politico wouldn't quake in his boots after a sufficient tongue lashing from this powder keg of fairy dust?’
    • ‘He keeps his savings and loan company alive during the depression by reaching out to the tired, poor, and huddled masses spurned by his fat-cat competitor.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, when one is in the hands of a monopoly supplier, the only things you can be sure of are increased bills and fat-cat bosses.’
    celebrity, famous person, very important person, personality, name, big name, famous name, household name, star, superstar, celebutante, leading light, mogul, giant, great, master, king, guru
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fat cat

/ˈfat ˌkat/