1. (orig. US black/campus) used to describe an attractive woman.
|Time 2 Aug. 14: Negro argot... Mellow, phat, stone, boss. General adjectives of approval.|
|Campus Sl. Nov. 3: phat – nice looking and shapely, applied to females.|
|Campus Sl. Fall 5: phat – good looking female.|
|Corner (1998) 195: All these girls got so phat and fine over the winter, you know.|
|Other Side of the Wall: Prisoner’s Dict. July [Internet] Phat: Pretty Hot And Tempting (attractive female).|
|Them (2008) 15: ‘She good–lookin’?’ ‘Phatter than a Bojangles biscuit wit butter.’.|
2. (also phat-ass, phatman sweet) a general term of approval, admiration; also in phrs., e.g. phat 2 death.
|Campus Sl. Nov. 6: phat – hip, cool, trendy.|
|Source Oct. 120: Beautiful young urbanites living in phat apartments despite their shitty day-job incomes.|
|Campus Sl. Nov. 9: phat 2 death – epitome of coolness: ‘Ms. Herbert, even though you are a teacher, you phat2death.’.|
|Westsiders 75: What you’re about to hear are some of the phattest unsigned acts to come across my desk.|
|Urban Dict. [Internet] I slapped on my phat hat and my phat-ass pants.|
|Urban Dict. [Internet] I can’t believe Christy juggled my nuts in her mouth. That’s so phatman sweet! Watch my jimmy.|
|[book title] Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Saxophone Duets.|
3. large, powerful.
|Insidious Intent (2018) 92: [T]he perfect drag strip for boy racers to burn rubber in their pimped-out hatchbacks, the roar of their phat exhausts splitting skulls.|
(US campus) a very fashionable person.
|Campus Sl. Nov. 9: phat-cat – very stylish person.|
(US black) a wealthy person; also attrib.
|Rap Dict. [Internet] phat pocket (n) A person who has a lot of money.|
|Off the Charts 141: I don’t like that phat pocket peckerwood Vanderwall any more than you do.|
|Corruption Officer [ebk] cap. 2: He was another get-money Harlem cat whose pockets stayed phat.|
(US black teen) an exceptionally good mix tape.
|‘I Ain’t New Ta This’ [lyrics] Home Invasion [album] I got to make a break hardcore fat tape / Word, I don’t fantasize, I don’t exaggerate / Just kick correct with the 1-2 mic check / Still quick to swing, take a sucker to the deck.|
|in Vinyl Exchange Jun. [Internet] These days people feel the hottest mix tapes are the ones with the unheard exclusive songs. In addition some of the so-called ‘DJs’ which these people look up to and respect don’t even use turntables. Instead they use DAT machines and tape decks. Therefore, I set out to prove that you don’t have to play exclusives in order to produce a phat tape.|