One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he ate excessively and became obese’
fat, overweight, corpulent, morbidly obese, gross, stout, fleshy, outsize, massive, heavy, plump, portly, chubby, rotund, roly-poly, paunchy, pot-bellied, beer-bellied, big, large, ample, well upholstered, well padded, broad in the beam, bulky, bloated, flabby, Falstaffian
informal porky, pudgy, tubby, blubbery, poddy
British informal podgy, fubsy
North American informal lard-assed
thin, skinny, emaciated, anorexic
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