Definition of brat pack in English:

brat pack

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noun

informal
A rowdy and ostentatious group of young celebrities, especially film stars.
More example sentences
  • We asked a bunch of Jakarta teens whether they consider the young stars a budding brat pack, or worthy of their esteem.
  • The brat pack has become the rat pack, and it will become the geriatric pack in the next few years, having gone absolutely nowhere at all.
  • Lacking the irony of other children's films that make them enjoyable for accompanying adults, and being too young to fall in a brat pack genre, personally, I would recommend a visit to an Imax cinema and let them watch Lizzie McGuire on TV.

Origin

1980s: after rat pack1.

Derivatives

brat packer

noun
More example sentences
  • Her only solace is a sympathetic high school teacher, nicely underplayed by a former ‘brat packer’, who encourages her to enroll in an arts school in New York.
  • Since her first film, a 1980s brat packer, when she was 13, she has made some 30 movies.
  • One writer of a biography of Cobain refused to allow his book to be optioned, worried that the resultant film would feature some earnest brat packer in a dreadful wig.

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