brat

noun (1)
\ˈbrat \

Definition of brat 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a disparaging : child specifically : an ill-mannered annoying child a spoiled brat

b : an ill-mannered immature person

2 : the child of a career military person army brats also : the child of a person whose career is in a specified and typically unusual field Hollywood brats

brat

noun (2)
\ˈbrät, ˈbrat\

Definition of brat (Entry 2 of 2)

Other Words from brat

Noun (1)

brattiness \ ˈbra-​tē-​nəs \ noun
brattish \ ˈbra-​tish \ adjective
bratty \ ˈbra-​tē \ adjective

First Known Use of brat

Noun (1)

circa 1505, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brat

Noun (1)

perhaps from English dialect brat coarse garment

Noun (2)

by shortening

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brat

noun
\ˈbrat \

Kids Definition of brat

: a naughty annoying child

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