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These particular words are tricky because "fat cat" (both words stressed) is an idiom referring to a prominent wealthy person, and because "old" can be used colloquially as an intensifier after an adjective: We had a great old time yesterday! (stress on GREAT; a folksy way to say we had a really great time) To refer to a feline that is ...


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I would generally choose "fat old cat" because that emphasizes that you are talking about an actual cat. "fat cat" has the additional meaning of a somewhat derogatory reference to someone who is at the very least financially well-off (if not more). It would of course be just fine to use "old fat cat" if talking about such a ...


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