Definition of Nat in English:

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Nat

Pronunciation: /nat/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

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
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  • This might have had something to do with Spencer saying in 1998 that the Nats had a "whiff of victory in their ears".
  • The Nats are also seeking to turn devolution on its head, suggesting that it has allowed Westminster to give Scotland a worse deal than England.
  • “Many of the arguments made by the Nats in favour of independence would be completely satisfied by further devolution of financial and economic powers."
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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  • Macdonald is the Nats' duty Senator with responsibility for three NSW electorates, including Windsor's Lower House seat of New England.
  • Political lore used to say that the Nats had the most members, followed by Labor then the Libs.
  • The Nats aren't likely to win many seats in those areas anyway.

Origin

1920s: abbreviation of nationalist or national.

Words that rhyme with Nat

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