"In seventh grade, I was diagnosed with scoliosis. My nightmare began. A brace restricted my movement and my life; I could not bend or turn, let alone continue with my favorite hobby—dancing. I was dubbed ___ for the baggy clothes that covered my shameful brace." (Self-made sentence in an essay)

I am looking for an insulting term to fill in the blank that means the fatty which is used by teenagers. I can only think of "the fatty". Either one phrase or one word will do.

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    It doesn't say that the clothes made the speaker look fat, only that the clothes were baggy. You could look for a term that relates to that bagginess. Unless there is a specific reason you have not disclosed, it wouldn't have to be an existing term, teenager insults aren't always found in dictionaries.
    – Spagirl
    Dec 3, 2019 at 14:04
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    Do you have any particular teenagers in mind? Teenage slang often varies between cities and regions, as well as between ethnic groups and social classes and settings (slang in a school may be very different to that in a church group or sports club or institution for young offenders). I suggest you go and do research: if not by listening to the specific kids you're interested in, then on social media or in sources like Urban Dictionary.
    – Stuart F
    Dec 3, 2019 at 15:48
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    Steve McQueen used "The blob". Dec 4, 2019 at 22:22
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    What’s the setting? Demographics? Year?
    – Preston
    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:04

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I am not quite sure how much teens use these kind of insults nowdays, but macmillanthesaurus lists some which I think would fit in your sentence, ex. lump, fatso, porker.

From the link, here are the definitions of some of the insults one in such case could use:

  • lump: noun; someone, especially a child, who is heavy

  • porker: noun, informal; an insulting word for someone who is fat

  • fatso: noun, informal; an insulting word for someone who is fat


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