Definition of brat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

brat

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BrE BrE//bræt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bræt//
 
(informal, disapproving)
 
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a person, especially a child, who behaves badly a spoiled/spoilt brat Why does that irritating little brat ask so many stupid questions? Word Origin mid 16th cent.: perhaps an abbreviation of synonymous Scots bratchet, from Old French brachet ‘hound, bitch’; or perhaps from dialect brat ‘rough garment, rag’, based on Old Irish bratt ‘cloak’.
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