noun \ˈsprat\

: a small fish that is used for food

Full Definition of SPRAT

a :  a small European marine fish (Sprattus sprattus) of the herring family —called also brisling
b :  any of various small or young fish (as an anchovy) related to or resembling the herrings
:  a young, small, or insignificant person

Examples of SPRAT

  1. <planning to spend their vacation at a couples-only resort where they would not be bothered by snotty-nosed sprats>

Origin of SPRAT

alteration of Middle English sprot, from Old English sprott
First Known Use: 1537

Other Fishes Terms

char, chum, ichthyology, smelt, tetra, turbot


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