See also: drát

English edit

Etymology edit

An aphetism of od-rat (God rot) as a minced oath.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /dɹæt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æt

Verb edit

drat (third-person singular simple present drats, present participle dratting, simple past and past participle dratted)

  1. (transitive) To damn or curse.
    Drat you and your evil schemes!
    • 1882, The Japan Daily Mail, page 1129:
      Whereat Mr. Fussy Fumer, gravely displeased, hastens home and writes an anonymous letter to Mrs. Gamp, who joins him in dratting the 'imperent upstart,' and denouncing the incompetence of the police.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, translated by H.L. Brækstad, Folk and Fairy Tales, page 155:
      "Drat that saw-dust, although I shouldn't forget it is the mill that feeds me and mine, but I get so wild when I think of the big fellows I have landed here in days gone by."
    • 1999, Guy Murchie, The Seven Mysteries of Life: An Exploration in Science & Philosophy, page 14:
      And should you be one of those conventional persons who thinks of parasites as abnormal or perhaps goes so far as to drat the varmints, you may be surprised to discover, as I did, that parasites live both inside and outside most organisms in all the kingdoms, which makes parasitism thoroughly normal []

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  1. Expressing anger, annoyance or frustration.
    Drat! I forgot to post these letters.

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Dalmatian edit

Etymology edit

From Late Latin drictus, from Latin dīrectus.

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  1. straight

Indonesian edit

Etymology edit

From Dutch draad (screw thread, literally thread, wire) (formally schroefdraad (screw thread)), from Middle Dutch drâet, from Old Dutch *thrād, from Proto-Germanic *þrēduz.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [d(ə̆)rat̚]
  • Hyphenation: drat

Noun edit

drat (first-person possessive dratku, second-person possessive dratmu, third-person possessive dratnya)

  1. (engineering) screw thread: a helical ridge formed around a cylinder, or a helical groove formed around the inner wall of a bore, used mostly on fasteners and their connection points.

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drat (nominative plural drats)

  1. wire (metal)

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