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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

   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPAT

past and past part of spit

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