Posted by ESC on September 06, 2003

In Reply to: FATSO posted by glen on September 06, 2003

: Does anyone know the origin of the term "fatso" - obviously fat refers to weight but where did fatso come from in referring to someone who is fat?

fatso - n. a very fat person - usually used as a nickname. 1933 in D. Runyon "More Guys" 3. "Fatso King was a big Heeb from up in the Bronx." From the Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, A-G by J.E. Lighter, Random House, New York, 1994.