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brat


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brat  \Brat\  (br[a^]t),  n.  [OE.  bratt  coarse  garnment,  AS  bratt 
  cloak,  fr  the  Celtic;  cf  W.  brat  clout,  rag,  Gael.  brat 
  cloak,  apron,  rag,  Ir  brat  cloak;  properly  then,  a  child's 
  bib  or  clout;  hence  a  child.] 
  1.  A  coarse  garment  or  cloak;  also  coarse  clothing,  in 
  general.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  A  coarse  kind  of  apron  for  keeping  the  clothes  clean;  a 
  bib.  [Prov.  Eng.  &  Scot.]  --Wright. 
 
  3.  A  child;  an  offspring;  --  formerly  used  in  a  good  sense 
  but  now  usually  in  a  contemptuous  sense  ``This  brat  is 
  none  of  mine.''  --Shak.  ``A  beggar's  brat.''  --Swift. 
 
  O  Israel!  O  household  of  the  Lord!  O  Abraham's 
  brats!  O  brood  of  blessed  seed!  --Gascoigne. 
 
  4.  The  young  of  an  animal.  [Obs.]  --L'Estrange. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brat  \Brat\,  n.  (Mining) 
  A  thin  bed  of  coal  mixed  with  pyrites  or  carbonate  of  lime. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brat 
  n  :  a  very  troublesome  child  [syn:  {terror},  {little  terror},  {holy 
  terror}] 




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