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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
\ ˈbrät How to pronounce brat (audio) , ˈbrat \

Definition of brat (Entry 2 of 2)

Other Words from brat

Noun (1)

brattiness \ ˈbra-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce brattiness (audio) \ noun
brattish \ ˈbra-​tish How to pronounce brattish (audio) \ adjective
bratty \ ˈbra-​tē How to pronounce bratty (audio) \ 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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The first known use of brat was circa 1505

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“Brat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bratty?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=b&file=brat0004. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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Kids Definition of brat

: a naughty annoying child

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