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See also: Gat, gát, gât, gắt, and -gat

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Gatling gun, after inventor Richard Gatling.

NounEdit

gat (plural gats)

  1. (archaic, slang, in old westerns) A Gatling gun.
  2. (originally 1920s gangster slang) Any type of gun, usually a pistol.
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep.
      You're the second guy I've met within hours who seems to think a gat in the hand means a world by the tail.
    • 1988, N.W.A, Straight Outta Compton
      Goin' off on a motherfucker like that
      With a gat that's pointed at yo ass
    • 1992, “A Nigga Witta Gun”, in The Chronic, Death Row Records, performed by Dr. Dre:
      It'll make you drop to your knees 'cause you realize, that a gat'll make any nigga civilized.
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VerbEdit

gat (third-person singular simple present gats, present participle gatting, simple past and past participle gatted)

  1. (slang) To shoot someone with a pistol or other handheld firearm.
    • 2000, George Nelson, One Woman Short, page 27:
      He in a black suit in a coffin, gatted by a junkie for his fake Rolex watch at a taco stand on Western.
    • 2002, Brian A. Massey, Shadow Clock‎, page 293:
      Vance's death scene would have a racy romantic glamour, sort of like Dillinger gatted at the Biograph, Pretty Boy slain in the cornfield, Bonnie and Clyde ambushed in their Ford Roadster.
    • 2005, Lewis Grossberger, Turn that down!, page 198:
      Fact I was chillin' with Notorious BIG when he got gatted. It was a accident. Biggie got in front of my Glock when I was bustin' slugs at some mothaf***a.

Etymology 2Edit

From guitar, by shortening

NounEdit

gat (plural gats)

  1. (New Zealand, slang) A guitar

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

gat

  1. (Scottish and Northern English, or archaic) simple past tense of get
    And Abraham gat up early in the morning (Genesis 1927)

Etymology 4Edit

Icelandic.

NounEdit

gat (plural gats)

  1. An opening between sandbanks; a strait.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch gat (hole).

NounEdit

gat (plural gate, diminutive gaatjie)

  1. hole; perforation
  2. gap; opening
    Hy't 'n gat in sy opvoeding.
    He has a gap in his education.
  3. hole or hollowed out area used as a shelter or home by animals
  4. (figuratively) dump; a run-down living space, room or house
    Jinne! Jy bly in 'n gat!
    Man! You live in a dump!
  5. (golf) hole; cup

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NounEdit

gat (plural gatte, diminutive gatjie)

  1. (vulgar) anus
  2. (crude) rump; buttocks; bum; ass; backside of a human
    Sit op jou gat!
    Sit on your ass!
  3. the backside of animals or objects
    Die olifant staan met sy gat na ons toe.
    The elephant is standing with his backside turned to us.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan [Term?] (compare Occitan gat, cat), from Late Latin cattus (cat) (compare French chat, Spanish gato). See cat for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gat m (plural gats, feminine gata)

  1. cat (feline animal)
  2. jack (device for lifting heavy objects)
  3. cat shark

SynonymsEdit

  • (cat): mix (colloquial), moix (colloquial)

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AdjectiveEdit

gat (feminine gata, masculine plural gats, feminine plural gates)

  1. (Mallorca) drunk

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch gat, from Old Dutch *gat, from Proto-Germanic *gatą. Doublet of gate.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑt

NounEdit

gat n (plural gaten, diminutive gaatje n)

  1. gap, hole
    Synonyms: hol, opening
  2. godforsaken place, hamlet
    Synonyms: uithoek, midden van nergens
  3. (vulgar) arsehole, asshole
  4. (archaic) port

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NounEdit

gat c (plural gatten, diminutive gatje n)

  1. rear-end, bottom of a person or animal
    Synonym: achterste

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse gat, from Proto-Germanic *gatą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gat n (genitive singular gats, nominative plural göt)

  1. hole, perforation (an opening through a solid body)
    Hann notaði skóna þangað til komið var gat á þá.
    He used the shoes until they had got a hole in them.
  2. (colloquial, school) a gap in a fixed schedule, an unassigned time in the schedule, usually between classes; break, free period
    Ég er í gati milli níu og hálfellefu á fimmtudögum.
    I have a break between nine and half past ten on Thursdays.

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VerbEdit

gat

  1. first-person singular active present indicative of geta
    Ég gat ekki stöðvað hana.
    I couldn't stop her.
  2. third-person singular active present indicative of geta

Lower SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *gatь (dike). Cognate with Upper Sorbian hat, Polish gać, Serbo-Croatian gat (ditch, dam).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gat m (diminutive gaśik)

  1. pond
  2. dam, embankment

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Mauritian CreoleEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gat

  1. Medial form of gate

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English ġeat.

NounEdit

gat

  1. Alternative form of gate (gate)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse gata.

NounEdit

gat

  1. Alternative form of gate (way)

OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Late Latin cattus (compare Catalan gat, French chat). See cat for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gat m (plural gats, feminine gata, feminine plural gatas)

  1. a cat

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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *gaits, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰaid-. Cognate with Old Saxon gēt, Old High German geiz (German Geiß), Old Norse geit (Danish ged, Swedish get), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌹𐍄𐍃 (gaits); and with Latin haedus (kid).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gāt f

  1. A (female) goat, nanny-goat

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RomagnolEdit

EtymologyEdit

 
E’ gat

From Late Latin cattus (cat). See the etymology at cat for further details.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡat/, [ˈɡaɐ̯t]

NounEdit

gat m (plural ghét)

  1. cat (Felis silvestris catus, a domesticated feline commonly kept as a house pet)
    • December 2007, Vincenzo Sanchini, Tigrin e Biancon in la Ludla, il Papiro, page 8:
      S'i padrùn gio tla pianura,\ chi por gat j è armast te' ghét,\ in s'è mòs da meda tl'éra,\ a raspè mla porta tchjusa.

RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) giat

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin cattus.

NounEdit

gat m (plural gats)

  1. (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) cat

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *gatь (dike). Cognate with Slovak hať (dam), Upper Sorbian hat, Polish gać, Lower Sorbian gat (pond, dam), and Russian гать (gatʹ, causeway).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gȁt m (Cyrillic spelling га̏т)

  1. ditch
  2. dam

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • gat”, in Hrvatski jezični portal, 2006–2018

Tok PisinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English got.

VerbEdit

gat

  1. have
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 1:20:

Derived termsEdit

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VenetianEdit

 
Dei gati

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin cattus (cat). See the etymology at cat for further details.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡat/
  • Hyphenation: gàt

NounEdit

gat m (plural gati)

  1. cat (Felis silvestris catus, a domesticated feline commonly kept as a house pet)