Share this entry

Share this page

brickbat

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪkbæt/

Translation of brickbat in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (critical comment) diatriba (feminine), crítica (feminine) brickbats and bouquets diatribas y flores, críticas y alabanzas
    Example sentences
    • As an album, it's slightly better than the kneejerk brickbats would have you believe.
    • I'm always happy to hear from readers, whether they're delivering brickbats, bouquets or news tip-offs.
    • It was the subject of appreciation and brickbats; of Letters to the Editor and newspaper cartoons.
    1.2 (missile) [dated/anticuado] cascote (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The park was a chaos of frenzied movement, bodies launching over the fence, brickbats and clubs swinging.
    • She wore outfits of bright green, and hurled arguments about like brickbats.
    • We'd nip at the opposing forces heels, dodging their boots and fists, not to mention brickbats and clubs.

Definition of brickbat in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day papista
adj
papist …
Cultural fact of the day

A piñata is a hollow figure made of cardboard, or from a clay pot lined with colored paper. Filled with fruit, candy, toys, etc, and hung up at parties, people take turns to stand in front of them blindfolded and try to break them with a stick. They feature in Mexican posadas posada and in children's parties there, in Cuba and in Spain.