sprat

noun \ ˈsprat \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of sprat

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

Examples of sprat in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of sprat

alteration of Middle English sprot, from Old English sprott

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SPRAT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of sprat for English Language Learners

  • : a small fish that is used for food


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