Although "BBW" may have been first used in the context of BBW Magazine, the term's usage spread over the years, to the point that even women who had never heard of the magazine began to refer to themselves as "BBWs".
Some women may adopt the term as a personal preference over the term Rubenesque, or full-figured, because they may not necessarily have large breasts or hips.
The rations they received are based on skill and the level of responsibility they assumed in the workplace.
The professions are divided by gender and listed according to the amount of ration.
Women who are attracted to BHMs are called Female Fat Admirers (FFA).
In the gay community, BHMs are called Chubs, and men who are attracted to BHMs are known as Chubby chasers.
While "Big Beautiful Woman" may be prevalent in the Americas and Europe, in Asian countries where obesity may be considered uncommon or deemed unhealthy, other terms are used.
The term is also commonly used as a positive euphemism by those involved with the fat acceptance movement.
They usually receive high rations of wine and grains exceeding all the other workers in the unit including the males." Pregnant women also received higher rations than others.
Women with new-born children also received extra rations for a period of one month.
The tablets also reveal that women of the royal household traveled extensively and often personally administered their own estates.
In the tablets, "non-royals and the ordinary workers are mentioned by their rank in the specific work group or workshops they were employed.
The study also found that participants reacted more positively to a much wider range of figures than a control group, even rating emaciated figures higher.