- The fat which is extracted from fatty animal tissue and bones by heating or boiling. Originally referred only to the fat from roast meat or bird which had a fine flavour.
- adjective weak, irresolute, pathetic. An upper- and middle-class term of mild contempt from the late 1970s. It is inspired by the popular colloquialism wet.
- noun the fat that melts off meat when it is being cooked and hardens when cold, used for frying, basting and making pastry