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Definition of brickbat noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

brickbat

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈbrɪkbæt//
 
[usually plural]
 
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an insulting remark made in public The president has received many brickbats in the press recently. Each side in the dispute has been throwing brickbats at the other.
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