noun brick·bat \ˈbrik-ˌbat\

: a criticism or rude comment

Full Definition of BRICKBAT

:  a fragment of a hard material (as a brick); especially :  one used as a missile
:  an uncomplimentary remark

Examples of BRICKBAT

  1. The candidates resorted to hurling brickbats at one another.
  2. For all the brickbats it has received, it's a good plan.

Origin of BRICKBAT

brick + 1bat (lump, fragment)
First Known Use: 1579


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