There are 2 main definitions of brat in English:

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brat1

Syllabification: brat
Pronunciation: /brat
 
/

noun

derogatory or humorous
A child, typically a badly behaved one.
Example sentences
  • I've helped bring up the brats children of friends etc., although obviously that's no real comparison with the real thing.
  • But the all-out award for nauseating singing has to go to the demonic brats who attend England Schoolboy matches.
  • They will boycott classes and become violent at the flimsiest of excuses and generally behave like spoilt brats.
Synonyms
badly behaved child, spoiled child;
rascal, wretch, imp, scamp, scapegrace, whippersnapper;
informal monster, horror, hellion
archaic jackanapes

Origin

mid 16th century.

Derivatives

brattish

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • ‘I was a very brattish child who needed something to do,’ he says.
  • The 25-year-old has revitalised a team that was beginning to show its age, and with this a certain jaundice, before the breathtaking pace and ability that are wrapped up in his bold and brattish approach began to be felt.
  • It might seem brattish to some, but I was young, in London and ready to party.

brattishness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • All too often, John serves up a kind of tantrummy brattishness, laced with a considerable dollop of self-pity.
  • She is especially vigilant for the first signs of the brattishness that sometimes afflicts children.
  • All those years of brattishness are finally showing up on your face.

bratty

3
adjective
Example sentences
  • Not at all what I was expecting: a bratty star son.
  • To begin with, the various stereotypes about the bleak, defeated East and the exuberant, bratty West don't hold up when the shows are examined one work at a time.
  • That's my conclusion as I watch elderly pensioners and bratty urchins help themselves to grapes, apples and pears at my local stores.

Words that rhyme with brat

at, bat, cat, chat, cravat, drat, expat, fat, flat, frat, gat, gnat, hat, hereat, high-hat, howzat, lat, mat, matt, matte, Montserrat, Nat, outsat, pat, pit-a-pat, plait, plat, prat, Rabat, rat, rat-tat, Sadat, sat, scat, Sebat, shabbat, shat, skat, slat, spat, splat, sprat, stat, Surat, tat, that, thereat, tit-for-tat, vat, whereat

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There are 2 main definitions of brat in English:

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brat2

Syllabification: brat
Pronunciation: /brät
 
/

noun

US informal
A bratwurst sausage: burgers, fries, ribs, brats, potato salad, piesyou name it, this spread had it
More example sentences
  • The brats and cheese never tasted so good in Wisconsin as the day those MRI results came back.
  • The food was good, with options such as a foot-long brat and some ultimate nachos that will knock your socks off.
  • Load up that fat-free brat with sauerkraut and have a side of slaw - just go easy on the mayo.

Origin

1940s: abbreviation.

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