Fatness Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Fatness


  1. Bagstock, Major corpulent army officer. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
  2. Challenger, Professor amusing and opinionated scientist of notable rotundity. [Br. Lit.: The Lost World]
  3. Domino, Antoine “Fats” (1928– ) popular singer of the 1950s, nicknamed for his size and shape. [Am. Music: Misc.]
  4. Double, Edmund loves to eat; represents the Fattipuffs. [Children’s Lit.: Fattipuffs and Thinifers, Fisher, 100–101]
  5. Eglon obese Moabite king; sword engulfed by adiposity. [O.T.: Judges 3:17–22]
  6. Falstaff “that swoln parcel of dropsies.” [Br. Drama: Benét, 339]
  7. Five by Five, Mr. obese subject of song by Gene DePaul and Don Raye (1942). [Am. Pop. Music: Kinkle, 1, 379.]
  8. Gleason, Jackie (1916– ) heavyweight TV comedian. [TV: “The Jackie Gleason Show,” “The Honeymooners” in Terrace, I, 402]
  9. Humpty Dumpty “egg” in Mother Goose who, among other things, alludes to fatness. [Children’s Lit.: Mother Goose]
  10. Joe (“Fat Boy”) sole employment consists in alternately eating and sleeping. [Br. Lit.: Pickwick Papers]
  11. king and his ministers “large, corpulent, oily men.” [Am. Lit.: “Hop-Frog” in Portable Poe, 317–329]
  12. Limkins, Mr. large gentleman with “a very round red face.” [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
  13. Minnesota Fats (Rudolph Walter Wanderone, Jr., 1903–) world champion billiard player easily recognized by his fleshy physique. [Am. Sports: Misc.]
  14. Robbin and Bobbin “eat more victuals than threescore men.” [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 33]
  15. Snuphanuph, Lady obese visitor at Bath. [Br. Lit.: Pickwick Papers]
  16. Tweedledum and Tweedledee two little fat men who quickly get out-of-breath. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking Glass]
  17. Wolfe, Nero detective whose obesity makes him reluctant to leave his office. [Am. Lit.: Herman, 119]