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We had a heated conversation off the air at the station about the difference between a woman being “thick” and being “fat.” There was no clear definition to settle our argument, so I decided to go to the web to see what others thought. Here are a few responses posted on Yahoo Answers.

Thick vs. Fat

“Some women are tall and big-boned, meaning that they have big bones and a large frame, but they still have a curvy figure (i.e. Queen Latifah, the Williams sisters, Tyra Banks).  These women would be considered “thick”. 

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Other women are naturally more voluptuous and curvaceous, meaning that they naturally have larger breasts, a tiny waist, wider hips, and a rounder backside (i.e. Sanaa Latham, Alicia Keys, Beyonce).  These women would also be considered “thick”.

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“Women who are rolly-polly, round, rotund, or downright fat (i.e. old Mo’nique) are NOT thick. “

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“Thick is for example like Serena Williams. She is really buff in the legs, buttocks, and has big breasts with a small waistline. No one can deny that Serena is in optimum shape. Fat is like when a person is a round shape, flabby, double chins, wobbles when walking, and have a big stomach.”

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“I consider a woman who appears a little bit chubby due to more muscle mass, to be thick. I consider a woman who appears overweight and has a great excess of flabby skin and too many camel toes, to be fat.”

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“Thick is when a woman has big boobs, big ***, and a lil bigger legs. But the body is still toned. Fat is when you have that extra skin that hangs everywhere and that big gut and are untoned.”

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“thick is sizes 12-18 I think personally it looks better on minorities..i think it would look good on white women but they have such a big issue with what size they are…im like boo there ain’t nothing wrong with having a booty…the perfect size to minority men is 5’5 135 pounds now, of course, you can be bigger just flat stomach bigggggg booty lmao and hips *** don’t mean nothing if you don’t have hips.”

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