PHAT Meaning: What Does PHAT Mean and Stand for?

What does PHAT mean? Looking for the definition of this text abbreviation? Learn when and how to use this internet slang term with ESL infographic and useful conversation examples in English.

PHAT Meaning

What Does PHAT Mean?

Phat‘ is ‘Pretty Hot And Tempting‘ a phrase mostly used between guys saying, ‘hey man that chick over there is super hot and I want to go try and get with her.’

Origin of PHAT

The word ‘phat’ actually was created in the 1990s by songwriters in hip-hop and r&b genres explaining how a beat is super fly and funky. One of those songs you want to get up and move for. Then later in the late 2000s it has become more of a way to say hey look how hot someone is. However, in Australia it is known to mean ‘great wealth and fortune’ and known for being of Vietnamese origins.

Conversation Examples

Proper ways to use the phrase ‘phat’ when meaning ‘Pretty Hot And Tempting‘.

Example 1:

  • Texter 1: Did you see the new girl in school!?
  • Texter 2: No, I was stuck in science getting caught up after that last test I missed.
  • Texter 2: Why?
  • Texter 1: OMG man she is so phat!
  • Texter 2: Yes, finally a good looking girl who don’t know what screw ups we are.
  • Texter 1: IKR
  • Texter 2: LOL

Here are a couple of guys who are talking about the new girl at school and one tells his buddy how hot she is and they have a fun joking conversation.

  • ikr – I Know Right
  • lol – Laugh Out Loud
  • omg – Oh My God or Oh My Gosh

Example 2

  • Guy: Man girl you are phat!
  • Girl: (Walks over and slaps guy, then walks away.)
  • Guy: Why so mean.

A guy yells across the room and calls a girl ‘phat’, yes she knows he means well and isn’t actually calling her fat yet the tone and way its being said results in a slap in the face. Most women aren’t particularly fond of the term and how some sleazy guys will use it at bars or attempting to look cool.

Example 3

  • Boyfriend: Babe you are so phat.
  • Girlfriend: (Blushing, she walks over and kisses his cheek.)

You can use the term ‘phat’ sweetly between couples and get a simple sweet reaction. Using the phrase ‘phat’ is all in the tone.

Here is the ways ‘phat’ is used when talking about music.

Example 1

  • Rapper: Hey man what do you think of my new track.
  • Friend: Yo, that was phat!
  • Rapper: Thanks I thought so too.

Now a simple conversation by an inspiring rapper asking his friend a review of his new music. The friend said it was ‘phat’ gives the rapper a boost of confidence and agrees his new music is good.

Other Meanings

  • Pretty Hot And Thick
  • Pretty, Hot, And Tasty
  • Preaching Holy Apostolic Truth
  • Promoting Healthy Activities Together
  • Praising Him All Times
  • Praising Him All the Time
  • People Helping Around Town
  • Party Hat (Runescape)
  • Pretty Hot at That
  • Peace, Honor and Truth (anime)
  • Physically Attractive
  • Pretty Hot and Tasty

PHAT Meaning Infographic


Last Updated on March 20, 2020

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