Fat-cat definition

A person who is rich and influential.
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A wealthy supporter of a political campaign.
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(slang) A wealthy, influential person, specif. one who is a heavy contributor to a political party or campaign.
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(slang) Any affluent person who is perceived to have profited from the labour of others.
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(slang) A rich person who contributes to a political campaign.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fat-cat
Plural:
fat-cats

Origin of fat-cat

  • By the middle of the 20th century the term was being applied more widely to any wealthy individual.

    From Wiktionary

  • The phrase was first used in the 1920s in the United States to describe rich political donors.

    From Wiktionary