(someone) is overweight

"Overweight" means "fat". But it doesn't sound as bad as "fat" or "obese". So you use this word when you're describing someone who's only a little bit fat, or when you're trying to speak politely about a fat person.

It's common to use words like "a little" and "slightly" with "overweight" to make it sound even less negative.

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