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brat 1

 (brăt)
n.
1. A child, especially a spoiled or ill-mannered one.
2. A child of a career military person.

[Possibly from brat, coarse garment, from Middle English, from Old English bratt, of Celtic origin.]

brat′tish adj.
brat′tish·ness n.

brat 2

 (brăt)
n.
A bratwurst.
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brat

(bræt)
n
a child, esp one who is ill-mannered or unruly: used contemptuously or playfully
[C16: perhaps special use of earlier brat rag, from Old English bratt cloak, of Celtic origin; related to Old Irish bratt cloth, brat2]

brat

(bræt)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) dialect Northern English an apron or overall
[from Old English brat cloak; related to Old Irish bratt cloth used to cover the body]
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brat

(bræt)

n.
a child, esp. an annoying, spoiled, or impolite child.
[1495–1505]
brat′tish, adj.
brat′ty, adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brat - a very troublesome childbrat - a very troublesome child    
scamp, imp, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag - one who is playfully mischievous
2.brat - a small pork sausagebrat - a small pork sausage      
pork sausage - sausage containing pork
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brat

noun youngster, kid (informal), urchin, imp, rascal, spoilt child, devil, puppy (informal), cub, scallywag (informal), whippersnapper, guttersnipe He's a spoilt brat.
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Translations
spratek
møgunge
kakara
derište
悪がき
꼬마
vaikigalis
knevelis
fagannespratník
snorungesnorvalp
คนเลว
veletşımarık çocuk
trẻ ranh

brat

[bræt]
A. N (pej) → mocoso/a m/f
B. CPD brat pack N (pej) (= actors etc) generación de jóvenes artistas con éxito
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brat

[ˈbræt] n (pejorative)morveux/euse m/f
He's a spoiled brat
BUT C'est un enfant gâté.bra top nhaut m courtbrat pack njeunes loups mpl
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brat

n (pej inf)Balg m or nt (inf), → Gör nt (inf); (esp girl) → Göre f (inf); a spoiled brateine verzogene Göre (inf)
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brat

[bræt] n (fam) (pej) → moccioso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

brat

(brat) noun
a child, especially one who behaves badly.
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brat

طِفْل مُدَلَّع spratek møgunge Balg παλιόπαιδο mocoso, niño mimado kakara garnement derište monello 悪がき 꼬마 snotaap drittunge bachor criança mimada плохо воспитанный ребенок snorvalp คนเลว velet trẻ ranh 乳臭未干的小孩
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References in classic literature ?
Her orders were indeed so liberal, that, had it been a child of her own, she could not have exceeded them; but, lest the virtuous reader may condemn her for showing too great regard to a base-born infant, to which all charity is condemned by law as irreligious, we think proper to observe that she concluded the whole with saying, "Since it was her brother's whim to adopt the little brat, she supposed little master must be treated with great tenderness.
The young brat's been ill and confined to the crib; and--'
"Here, you Jim, git up, now, while I belt yer life out, you damned disorderly brat."
I cannot see how the future of an unfledged brat like that can possibly concern you!"
Thou canst not even skin him properly, little beggar brat, and forsooth I, Buldeo, must be told not to singe his whiskers.
Consider, brat, that I am an old woman and not altogether a fool.
Earnshaw was ready to fling it out of doors: she did fly up, asking how he could fashion to bring that gipsy brat into the house, when they had their own bairns to feed and fend for?
"What does my mother with that brat of thine, Mopo?" he asked of me.
"Just wait, that's all, an' you'll be fool enough to get married some day, like me, an' then you'll get yours--an' it'll be brats, an' brats, an' brats, an' no more dancin', an' silk stockin's, an' three pairs of shoes at one time.
"If it were not for those two brats," I heard him mutter, glancing savagely at Sylvie and Bruno, who were courteously listening to the Gardener's song, "there would be no difficulty whatever."
Presently there was a distant blare of military music; it came nearer, still nearer, and soon a noble cavalcade wound into view, glorious with plumed helmets and flashing mail and flaunting banners and rich doublets and horse-cloths and gilded spear- heads; and through the muck and swine, and naked brats, and joyous dogs, and shabby huts, it took its gallant way, and in its wake we followed.
"We had a jolly good swim before dinner, and I told the Brats to spread these to dry.