What Does PHAT Mean in a Text?

PHAT means "Pretty, Hot And Tempting" and "Cool or Great."

Pretty, Hot And Tempting

The slang word PHAT is an acronym meaning "Pretty, Hot And Tempting." Whilst it is considered by some men to be a positive way to describe a woman, its use may not always be considered a compliment by the woman in question. In essence, PHAT is a play on the word "fat." It gained popularity in the 1990s and early 2000s, as a way to compliment a woman. Since then, its popularity has fallen. PHAT is similar in meaning to abbreviations such as LUSH, HOT, and REEM.

Cool or Great

PHAT is also used as an alternative to the words "Cool or Great." In this context, PHAT typically expresses admiration of an object, rather than for a person (e.g., "A PHAT jacket," "A PHAT bracelet," or "A PHAT Chinese curry with rice," rather than "A PHAT dude.")

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meaning of PHAT

PHAT also means "Cool or Great."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for PHAT

PHAT means "Pretty, Hot And Tempting." This is the most common meaning for PHAT on social-media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat.
Definition:Pretty, Hot And Tempting
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for PHAT

PHAT also means "Cool or Great."
Definition:Cool or Great
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of PHAT in Sentences

Here are examples of PHAT being used in conversations:
  • Gary: Have you seen the new girl? She is PHAT!
  • Jo: She doesn't look at all overweight to me.

  • (Here, PHAT means "Pretty, Hot And Tempting.")
  • Son: That pizza smells PHAT! When will it be ready?
  • Mum: I have no idea what you've just said. But, the pizza will be ready in 5 minutes.

  • (Here, PHAT means "Great.")

An Academic Look at PHAT

PHAT is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

Example of PHAT Used in a Text

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