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Meaning of BRAT

Pronunciation:  brat

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a very troublesome child
 

BRAT is a 4 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: holy terror, little terror, terror
 
 See Also: imp, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, scamp

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Brat\, n. (Mining)
    A thin bed of coal mixed with pyrites or carbonate of lime.
    
    
 

 

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