The meaning is that whomever uses this term is the worst kind of person. She is fat and usually disgustingly so(not thick, not pleasingly plump, not big-boned, sure as fuck not "curvy", or any other empowering word to put a positive spin on her obesity). However she is delusional enough to think she has any physically attractive qualities.
Note: Obesity doesn't make them the worse kind of person, its thinking they are beautiful/empowered or better than average while being fat. Similar to a borderline retarded valley girl who thinks she is anywhere near or above an IQ of 100
Some say that it refers to fat women whose face is still attractive, however any face bloated with krispy kreme donuts and fried chicken cannot ever be attractive ... especially when the disgusting stretch-marked tits and cottage cheese arms/thighs distract from the face.
Guy B: "I hate that, not only is she fat, but thinks it is somehow okay or even attractive. If there were any justice it would be legal to punch anyone who refers to themselves as BBW"
Guy A: "I know, the same goes for those creepy little guys with no self-respect who empower these whales by sleeping with them. Some guys will stick their dick into anything!"
Guy B: "Mark me down for electrical outlet or meat grinder before a chick who refers to herself as a BBW!"
2. An empowering alternative and politically correct description for the plus size woman as opposed to the derogatory term of Fat.
3. A woman who is over the so called weight standards.
Finally, she sat down at the computer and began drafting a tentative personal ad: "BBW seeks real man..."
some of the stereotypes that have been written before mine are ridiculous. it seems like half the people on this website think anyone who is overweight sits around all day, never gets off their ass, and only moves when they want to go from the couch to the fridge. this is so far from the truth, and i feel the need to set the record straight. most overweight woman... AND men... are normal people walking around living their lives just like anyone else. i'm sure many would be surprised to see the eating habits of an overweight person. it isn't necessarily a person who sits around eating McDonalds all day, so you best get that out of your head.
anyone who is still reading is probably smirking in their seat, muttering "yeah okay fattie." and it is true, i'm overweight, though i am not disgusting. i also have a full-time job, am a part time student, am involved in many activities. i also eat three meals a day just like everyone else. i feel beautiful, but not because i'm overweight and that means i am beautiful, but because i have forced myself to look beyond magazines and the like for answers on what society expects out of me, and i realize that unconventional and non-traditional can also have beauty in it. i can appreciate my body so much more than a thin person, because i've had to work at it, i have never taken it for granted. that is what a bbw is, and this is what she does.
also, this stereotype that fat automatically equals lazy is just plain ignorant, people, and it proves that those who say things like that really don't know a whole lot about overweight people. obviously, there is a difference between someone who is HUGE and someone who is just overweight; most who call themselves "bbw" fall into the second category.
saying that bbw are a joke because fat is ugly is pointless. the fact that you or everyone on the face of the earth finds them disgusting is not going to make a difference. most who have weight problems have struggled with it all their life and are used to being treated differently, are used harsh attitudes and stereotypes and criticisms. the fact that they are able to rise above that and still feel beautiful is something to be admired. it always makes me happy to see a chubby girl who has self-confidence, because i know how hard it is, and know it is a struggle, and anyone that can rise above their shortcomings is obviously an amazing person.