Tina Fey lists up 26 ‘deficiencies’ that women are buying a product to correct them, which starts with the first seven:

-big pores

-oily T-zone


-lunchlady arms


-nipples too big,

and then,

-FUPA (an acronym for a protruding lower belly)

in her latest million-seller book, “Tina Fey: Bossypants.”

I have no idea about what words FUPA do account for as an acronym. What are they?

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    I am actually rather proud of the fact that I had never heard of most of these terms. And I am also rather glad to be detached from a society which obsesses over what people look like. I am just wondering where Tina Fey might put 'pea-brained' in her list of problems? – WS2 Mar 25 '14 at 8:01

It's "Fat Upper Pubic Area" according to Urban Dictionary.

  • Is it a current English word? Does most people understand it? – Yoichi Oishi Mar 25 '14 at 7:51
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    I hope not. Likewise for "fivehead" and "cankles". – oerkelens Mar 25 '14 at 7:55
  • As I understand UD's description, in BrE a FUPA is referred to as a gunt. – Matt E. Эллен Mar 25 '14 at 11:24
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    Likely its use became a fad in Schenectady, or some such, to the point where Urban dictionary picked up on it, and now it's dying the slow death of unloved internet phraseology. – Wayfaring Stranger Mar 25 '14 at 12:58
  • @MattE.Эллен -- and these days, three years later, FUPA is forgotten and gunt lives on... – Malvolio Apr 11 '17 at 19:15

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