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Brat definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BRAT, n. A child, so called in contempt.
1. Offspring; progeny.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a very troublesome child [syn: terror, brat, little terror, holy terror]
2: a small pork sausage [syn: bratwurst, brat]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: perhaps from English dialect brat coarse garment Date: circa 1505 1. a. child; specifically an ill-mannered annoying child <a spoiled brat> b. an ill-mannered immature person 2. the child of a career military person <army brats>; also the child of a person whose career is in a specified and typically unusual field <Hollywood brats> brattiness noun brattish adjective bratty adjective

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Brat Brat (br[a^]t), n. [OE. bratt coarse garnment, AS. bratt cloak, fr. the Celtic; cf. W. brat clout, rag, Gael. brat cloak, apron, rag, Ir. brat cloak; properly then, a child's bib or clout; hence, a child.] 1. A coarse garment or cloak; also, coarse clothing, in general. [Obs.] --Chaucer. 2. A coarse kind of apron for keeping the clothes clean; a bib. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Wright. 3. A child; an offspring; -- formerly used in a good sense, but now usually in a contemptuous sense. ``This brat is none of mine.'' --Shak. ``A beggar's brat.'' --Swift. O Israel! O household of the Lord! O Abraham's brats! O brood of blessed seed! --Gascoigne. 4. The young of an animal. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Brat Brat, n. (Mining) A thin bed of coal mixed with pyrites or carbonate of lime.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(brats) If you call someone, especially a child, a brat, you mean that he or she behaves badly or annoys you. (INFORMAL) He's a spoilt brat. N-COUNT [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [Term of contempt.] Child, urchin, bantling, infant, bairn.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A child or infant.



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