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Definition of Nat in English:

noun

informal
1A person who advocates political independence for a particular country: winning the seat in central Scotland would give the Nats a massive psychological boost
More example sentences
  • Nats will only give up the independence fight if they are comprehensively crushed - and probably not even then.
  • People are afraid to say they are voting NO for fear of vitriol from the Nats.
  • The Nats even used the slogan, "It's Scotland's oil".
1.1A member or supporter of a political party called the National Party: the Nats had the most members, followed by Labor
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  • If Peter goes, the Libs should be able to rip up the Senate arrangement with the Nats and claim that spot, too.
  • After an attack on National for supposedly distributing anti-Green and anti-Labour leaflets, it was found the Nats weren't behind the pamphlet drop at all.
  • If they support the Nats they lose the voting support of the NZ public, especially those who voted for them in the last election.

Origin

1920s: abbreviation of nationalist or national.

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