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



BrE BrE//əʊts//
; NAmE NAmE//oʊts//
[plural] Carbohydrates, Crops
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  • grain grown in cool countries as food for animals and for making flour, porridge / oatmeal, etc. see also oat See related entries: Carbohydrates, Crops
  • Idioms (of young men) to go through a period of wild behaviour while young, especially having a lot of romantic or sexual relationships He wants to leave home, sow his wild oats and learn about life.
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