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Definition of frat

US, informal
: fraternity sense 1c Today's progressive notions of responsible partying and political correctness have hit hard at all eighteen of Dartmouth's frats but especially so at Alpha Delta, which has always had the reputation of being the baddest house on campus.— Eric Konigsberg often used before another noun frat houses/brothers(often disparaging) a frat boy [=a member of a fraternity]

Examples of frat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The following year, 20th Century Fox released PCU, an initial box-office flop that went on to become a great frat-house VHS cult classic for its broad, gross satire of politically correct college life. Jacob Bacharach, The New Republic, "The Gen X Culture Warriors Who Never Grew Up," 8 Mar. 2021 There’s the frat boy, Jay (Boyd Harris), and the hot sorority girl, Tara (Ashley Lobo), and at some point, Jay is told by the host (Chris Agos), out of nowhere, that his father just had a bout of bladder cancer. Ian Goldstein, Vulture, "It’s Never Too Late to Step Inside the Onion’s Sex House," 16 Mar. 2021 Multimillionaires can act like frat boys on spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and even their bosses sometimes join in. Paul Sullivan,, "Column: Can spring training still be fun — and filled with high jinks — for the Chicago Cubs and White Sox with COVID-19 protocols in place?," 19 Feb. 2021 But Farenthold hung on through Obama’s entire term, siding with tea partiers on nearly every issue while turning his office into a Capitol Hill frat house. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, "House tea party stars a decade on: Where are they now?," 26 Dec. 2020 Police said Tsialas had been last seen two days earlier attending a frat rush party at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in which freshmen had allegedly been hazed with drinking games. Stefan Sykes, NBC News, "No charges in death of Cornell freshman hazed at frat party," 2 Dec. 2020 This isn’t a frat party that had to be canceled or someone’s wedding. Taylor Goebel, USA TODAY, "My brother has daily seizures. COVID-19 restrictions are making him sicker.," 29 Nov. 2020 His portrayal of Trump as an overgrown, golf-club-wielding frat boy may be the draw, but standup and sketch comedy have been his stock-in-trade. Los Angeles Times, "What comes next for a Donald Trump impersonator? J-L Cauvin has thoughts," 17 Dec. 2020 The frat member, who was a friend, had invited her as his date. Kenny Jacoby, Nancy Armour And Jessica Luther, USA Today, "LSU mishandled sexual misconduct complaints against students, including top athletes," 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of frat

circa 1895, in the meaning defined above

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3 Apr 2021

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“Frat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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