Simple Definition of brickbat
: a criticism or rude comment
Full Definition of brickbat
1 : a fragment of a hard material (as a brick); especially : one used as a missile
2 : an uncomplimentary remark
Examples of brickbat
The candidates resorted to hurling brickbats at one another.
For all the brickbats it has received, it's a good plan.
Origin of brickbat
brick + 1bat (lump, fragment)
First Known Use: 1579
Rhymes with brickbat
all that, at bat, at that, backchat, bath mat, bobcat, brass hat, brown fat, brown rat, bullbat, Cassatt, chitchat, combat, coon cat, cowpat, cravat, Croat, deep fat, defat, dingbat, doormat, expat, fat cat, fiat, firebrat, flat-hat, fly at, format, fruit bat, get at, go at, have at, hellcat, hepcat, high-hat, house cat, jurat, keep at, leaf fat, look at, Manx cat, MCAT, meerkat, milk fat, mole rat, mudflat, muscat, Muscat, muskrat, nonfat, old hat, pack rat, pick at, place mat, plug hat, polecat, pot hat, Rotblat, rug rat, salt flat, savate, silk hat, slouch hat, sneeze at, snowcat, Sobat, stand pat, standpat, stonechat, strawhat, Surat, thereat, tin hat, tipcat, tomcat, top hat, trans fat, whereat, whinchat, white hat, wildcat, wombat, wool fat
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