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spat

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\ˈspat\

Definition of spat

  1. past and past participle of spit




2

spat

noun

Definition of spat

plural spat or spats

  1. :  a young bivalve (as an oyster)



Origin of spat

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1667


3

spat

noun

Definition of spat

  1. :  a cloth or leather gaiter covering the instep and ankle



Origin of spat

short for spatterdash legging


First Known Use: circa 1802


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spat

noun

Definition of spat

  1. 1 chiefly dialect :  slap

  2. 2 :  a brief petty quarrel or angry outburst <a lovers' spat>

  3. 3 :  a sound like that of rain falling in large drops



Origin of spat

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1729


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spat

verb

Simple Definition of spat

  • : to argue or fight : to have a spat

Full Definition of spat

spat·tedspat·ting

chiefly dialect

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  slap

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to quarrel pettily or briefly

  5. 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>



Circa 1832

First Known Use of spat

circa 1832


Medical Dictionary

spat

Medical Definition of spat

    past and past part of spit






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