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1spat

\ˈspat\

Definition of SPAT

past and past participle of spit

2spat

noun
plural spat or spats

Definition of SPAT

:  a young bivalve (as an oyster)

Origin of SPAT

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1667

3spat

noun

Definition of SPAT

:  a cloth or leather gaiter covering the instep and ankle

Origin of SPAT

short for spatterdash legging
First Known Use: circa 1802

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

4spat

noun

Definition of SPAT

1
chiefly dialect :  slap
2
:  a brief petty quarrel or angry outburst <a lovers' spat>
3
:  a sound like that of rain falling in large drops

Origin of SPAT

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1729

5spat

verb

: to argue or fight : to have a spat

spat·tedspat·ting

Full Definition of SPAT

transitive verb
chiefly dialect
:  slap
intransitive verb
1
:  to quarrel pettily or briefly
2
:  to strike with a sound like that of rain falling in large drops

Examples of SPAT

  1. They were typical sisters, spatting one minute, playing together the next.
  2. <we tend to spat over money more than anything else>

First Known Use of SPAT

circa 1832
SPAT Defined for Kids

1spat

Definition of SPAT for Kids

past and past participle of spit

2spat

noun \ˈspat\

Definition of SPAT for Kids

:  a cloth or leather covering for the instep and ankle men once wore over shoes

3spat

noun

Definition of SPAT for Kids

:  a brief unimportant quarrel
Medical Dictionary

spat

Medical Definition of SPAT

past and past part of spit

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