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spat

\ ˈspat \

Definition of spat

  • past tense and past participle of spit

2

spat

noun

Definition of spat

plural spat or spats
:a young bivalve (such as an oyster)

Origin and Etymology of spat

origin unknown


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spat

noun

Definition of spat

:a cloth or leather gaiter covering the instep and ankle

Origin and Etymology of spat

short for spatterdash legging


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spat

noun

Definition of spat

1 chiefly dialectal :slap
2 :a brief petty quarrel or angry outburst
  • a lovers' spat
3 :a sound like that of rain falling in large drops

Origin and Etymology of spat

origin unknown


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spat

verb

Definition of spat

spatted; spatting
transitive verb
chiefly dialectal :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 in a Sentence

  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 Defined for English Language Learners

spat

verb

Definition of spat for English Language Learners

  • : to argue or fight : to have a spat


SPAT Defined for Kids

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spat

Definition of spat for Students

  • past tense and past participle of spit

2

spat

noun \ ˈspat \

Definition of spat for Students

:a cloth or leather covering for the instep and ankle men once wore over shoes

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spat

noun

Definition of spat for Students

:a brief unimportant quarrel

Medical Dictionary

spat

medical Definition of spat

  • past and past part of spit


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