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 in a sentence
The candidates resorted to hurling brickbats at one another.
For all the brickbats it has received, it's a good plan.
Origin and Etymology of brickbat
brick + 1bat (lump, fragment)
First Known Use: 1579
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