See also: Brat, BRAT, brát, brãt, braț, and bråț

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Early Modern English (ca. 1500) slang term meaning "beggar's child". Possibly from Scots bratchet (bitch, hound). Or, possibly originally a dialectal word, from northern and western England and the Midlands, for a "makeshift or ragged garment," from Old English bratt (cloak), which is from a Celtic source (Old Irish brat (cloak, cloth)).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɹat/
  • (US) enPR: brăt, IPA(key): /bɹæt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æt

NounEdit

brat (plural brats)

  1. (derogatory, slang) A child who is regarded as mischievous, unruly, spoiled, or selfish.
    Get that little brat away from me!
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 297:
      He would never speak a word, - only eat and cry, and she hadn't the heart to strike it or illtreat the youngster either; but somebody taught her a charm to make him speak, and then she found out what kind of a brat he really was.
  2. (slang) A son or daughter (at any age) of an active military service member.
    an army brat
  3. a turbot or flatfish
  4. (historical) A rough cloak or ragged garment
    • 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer, “Line 881”, in The Canon's Yeoman's Tale[1]:
      Whicħ þat þey myght / wrape hem in at nyght / And a brat / to walk in / by day-light
    • 1961, Audrey I. Barfoot, Everyday costume in Britain: from the earliest times to 1900, page 80:
      The chief's daughter wears a brat and léine girdled with a criss.
    • 2005, Seán Duffy, Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia, →ISBN, page 156:
      The prevailing style of dress in the early medieval period comprised a léine (tunic) worn under a brat (cloak).
    • 2006, Celtic Culture: A-Celti, →ISBN, page 1272:
      Women wore loose, flowing, ankle-length robes modelled on 11th-century European fashion (derived from what O'Neill called the léine) and, perhaps, a brat over these.
  5. (obsolete, Britain, Scotland, dialect) A coarse kind of apron for keeping the clothes clean; a bib.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wright to this entry?)
  6. (obsolete) The young of an animal.
    • 1680, Roger L'Estrange, Citt and Bumpkin
      They are your Will-Worship-men , your Prelates Brats: Take the whole Litter of'um , and you'll finde never a barrel better Herring.


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Etymology 2Edit

Shortened from bratwurst, from German Bratwurst.

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NounEdit

brat (plural brats)

  1. (informal) bratwurst
    • 2020, Brandon Taylor, Real Life, Daunt Books Originals, page 267:
      There are many people loitering, eating ice cream, talking, eating brats.
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NounEdit

brat (plural brats)

  1. (mining) A thin bed of coal mixed with pyrites or carbonate of lime.

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

brat

  1. (military) Acronym of Born, Raised, And Transferred.

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /brat/, [ˈb̥ʁɑd̥]

EtymologyEdit

A merger of two unrelated adjectives:

AdjectiveEdit

brat (plural and definite singular attributive bratte, comparative brattere, superlative (predicative) brattest, superlative (attributive) bratteste)

  1. steep
  2. sudden

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DutchEdit

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brat n (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of brat.

GermanEdit

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brat

  1. singular imperative of braten
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of braten

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish bratt, from Proto-Celtic *bratto- (compare Welsh brethyn (cloth), from *bratt-ino-).

NounEdit

brat m (genitive singular brait, nominative plural brait)

  1. mantle, cloak
    Proverb:
    Ná leath do bhrat ach mar is féidir leat a chonlú.
    Cut your coat according to your cloth.
    (literally, “Don’t spread your cloak farther than you can fold it.”)
  2. covering
  3. (theater) curtain
  4. Alternative form of bratach (flag)
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Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

brat m (genitive singular brat, nominative plural bratanna)

  1. broth; thick soup
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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
brat bhrat mbrat
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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KashubianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

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brat m

  1. brother

Lower SorbianEdit

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brat

  1. supine of braś

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

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brat m pers (diminutive braciszek)

  1. brother
    • Uwspółcześniona Biblia Gdańska, Mark 1:16:
      A przechadzając się nad Morzem Galilejskim, zobaczył Szymona i Andrzeja, jego brata, zarzucających sieć w morze; byli bowiem rybakami.
      As Jesus was strolling beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew, his brother, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen

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Further readingEdit

  • brat in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • brat in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bratt, from Proto-Celtic *bratto- (compare Welsh brethyn (cloth), from *bratt-ino-).

NounEdit

brat m (genitive singular brata, plural bratan)

  1. cloak, cover, covering, mantle, veil, canopy
  2. mat

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MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
brat bhrat
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

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brȁt m (Cyrillic spelling бра̏т)

  1. brother
  2. mate, pal, buddy, when used in informal speech to address somebody in vocative (brate)

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There is no plural form for this noun. Instead, the collective term brȁća is used for plural meanings.

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SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

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brat m (genitive singular brata, nominative plural bratia, genitive plural bratov, declension pattern of chlap)

  1. brother

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Further readingEdit

  • brat in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

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NounEdit

brȁt m anim

  1. brother

InflectionEdit

Masculine anim., hard o-stem
nom. sing. brȁt
gen. sing. bráta
singular dual plural
nominative brȁt bráta brátje
bráti
accusative bráta bráta bráte
genitive bráta brátov brátov
dative brátu brátoma brátom
locative brátu brátih brátih
instrumental brátom brátoma bráti

Further readingEdit

  • brat”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English brat (spoiled child).

NounEdit

brat c

  1. (slang) person who is very careful about following fashion trends; someone who rarely ever acts independently but rather follows peer pressure, usually maintaining an appearance of visible wealth

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  • Mainly used in plural, as a collective noun.
  • Can occasionally be seen considered as neuter rather than common.

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