brat


brat

noun \ˈbrat\

: a child who behaves very badly : an annoying child

: the child of a person whose career is in the army, navy, etc.; also : the child of a person whose career is in a specified field

Full Definition of BRAT

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>
brat·ti·ness \ˈbra-tē-nəs\ noun
brat·tish \ˈbra-tish\ adjective
brat·ty \-tē\ adjective

Examples of BRAT

  1. a bunch of ill-mannered little brats
  2. He is a spoiled brat.
  3. I was an army brat.
  4. His children are typical Hollywood brats.

Origin of BRAT

perhaps from English dialect brat coarse garment
First Known Use: circa 1505

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