brat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brat a small pork sausage
    • n brat a very troublesome child
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Brat A child; an offspring; -- formerly used in a good sense, but now usually in a contemptuous sense. "This brat is none of mine.""A beggar's brat .""O Israel! O household of the Lord!
      O Abraham's brats ! O brood of blessed seed!"
    • Brat A coarse garment or cloak; also, coarse clothing, in general.
    • Brat A coarse kind of apron for keeping the clothes clean; a bib.
    • n Brat (Mining) A thin bed of coal mixed with pyrites or carbonate of lime.
    • Brat The young of an animal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brat A coarse mantle or cloak.
    • n brat A child's bib or apron.
    • n brat A clout; a rag.
    • n brat The film on the surface of some liquids, as on boiled milk when cold.
    • n brat A child: now used only in contempt: as, “this brat is none of mine,”
    • n brat “their dirty brats,”
    • n brat A local English name of the turbot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Brat brat a contemptuous name for a child, as in 'beggar's brat:' any over-garment of coarse cloth, a child's pinafore, an apron
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Quotations

  • Leonardo DiCaprio
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    “People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bratt, coarse garnment, AS. bratt, cloak, fr. the Celtic; cf. W. brat, clout, rag, Gael. brat, cloak, apron, rag, Ir. brat, cloak; properly then, a child's bib or clout; hence, a child
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bratt; of Celtic origin, Old Ir. brat, a plaid, Gael. brat, an apron.

Usage

In literature:

As for that brat there, bring him up as a 'nigger' and teach him his place, if you don't want him to see trouble.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
At last the "Landfriedbaeurin", a rich farmer's wife comes to his help and drives the tormenting brats away.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
What a scrubby little brat you were, Bart!
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
The brats had just gone home, and the schoolmaster, in half-sleeves, was sweeping the yard.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
Herbert mentally voted his cousin a bumptious brat of a girl.
"Queensland Cousins" by Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
Here, take the brat, Bessie.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
He was called a 'workhouse brat' by the people.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
What would the brat do?
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
You spend your time drawing little brats like that.
"Duffels" by Edward Eggleston
But he was a crafty little brat and pretended that he had not seen them.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
There's a man in my old regiment who's got two red-haired brats; but he wants ten shillings a night for 'em.
"Punch, or the London Charivari Volume 98, January 4, 1890" by Various
She made no sign, but she bribed a child to follow the false friar, and the brat ran him to earth here.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
It could not have done that little brat any harm, if they had thought I tumbled down because he ran after me.
"Norman Vallery" by W.H.G. Kingston
The daddy'll come across or I'll wring the brat's neck!
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
In the meanwhile he examined the brat curiously.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
As if a man could go surveying in the backwoods with a woman and a brat at his heels!
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Nor have I ever seen the brat again since.
"The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano" by Ludwig Tieck
Who asked you whether you liked it or didn't like it, you sneaking little brat?
"The Iron Pirate" by Max Pemberton
And now you have added those brats beside for us to feed!
"The Italian Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
The 'brat' is listening.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
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In poetry:

"No doubt," said I, "they settled who
Was fittest to be sent
Yet still to choose a brat like you,
To haunt a man of forty-two,
Was no great compliment!"
"Phantasmagoria Canto I (The Trystyng )" by Lewis Carroll
And all the strumpets passing me,
And heelers of the Ward
Would glorified Madonnas be,
And angels of the Lord;
And all the brats in gutters grim
Be rosy cherubim.
"The Visionary" by Robert W Service
'So many loving maids would wed,
And wondrous mothers be.'
'I'll buy the love I want,' he said,
'No squally brats for me.'
. . . I hope the devil stoketh well
For him a special hell.
"A Bachelor" by Robert W Service
A drap parritch an' milk, wi' tatties an' saut—
Wi' that the puir weaver ne'er faund muckle faut,
A coarse cutty coat, wi' a short-goon an' brat,
Was a' the wife's cleedin', an' thankfu' for that.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
Impoverished abbey, thin as a sprite!
Petty prince, small and filled with spite,
Truly a thoughtless brat!
Oh what a worthless pot!
'Twas God that had the losing lot
So the devil won them both at that.
"A Song" by Victor Marie Hugo
My spirit gorged, I'll bang the table with my strong fist,
Searching for a little brightness from these gloomy days-
Take no more you soft touch! Liberty! May the vile twists
Of my ricketed brats in the garret rot away.
"The Saturday Night Song" by Julian Tuwim

In news:

A porkburger, brat and BBQ sale will be held from 10 am until 2 pm Saturday, September 8 on the Rock Bottom parking lot.
This is where we should be on a day like today, love the brats on a pitchfork.
You came, you saw, and you ate a whole bunch of brats at Brat Fest this Memorial Day weekend.
Many took advantage of the Boca brats that were available for the first time this year.
Now that Brat Fest is in the books, here's a look at the numbers.
A cull sow carcass lean mass prediction equation using hot carcass weight and backfat depth could be used by processors to improve the efficiency of brat and sausage production and the development of other products.
How do we prevent our kids from becoming entitled brats.
Hard workers fear raising ' entitled brats'.
UFC's Sonnen offers to give purse to ' entitled brat' Jones.
Hard workers fear raising 'entitled brats'.
Sprinkle Spud Spikes Potato Seasoning on brats and sausages and before barbecuing to bring out their natural flavors .
I am a television brat.
Nope, I am completely and totally a grilled pizza brat now—and for good reason.
How to Handle Your Millennial Brat.
Hard workers fear raising 'entitled brats'.
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