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A child, typically one that is badly behaved:‘she's been acting like a spoiled brat all evening’‘presumably this is where people dump their brats so they can shop in relative peace’
badly behaved child, spoilt childrascal, wretch, imp, whippersnapperminx, chitmonster, horrorhellionjackanapesView synonyms
- ‘What happens when you trap four spoiled brats from a posh British boarding school in an abandoned bunker for 18 days?’
- ‘You could have an overbearing brat on your hands and it would not be the child's fault.’
- ‘I wondered if my sister actually enjoyed being such a cliché of a teenage brat.’
- ‘He wasn't in the least handsome, but seemed the figure of manhood to some of the younger palace brats.’
- ‘It was like watching two spoiled brats fight, where they got everything anyone could ask for in this world.’
- ‘We should not forget that making our kids spoilt brats is not true love.’
- ‘You can find all sorts of colourful books for your brats here.’
- ‘I've helped bring up the brats children of friends etc., although obviously that's no real comparison with the real thing.’
- ‘Several had already spawned horrid brats, who they brought with them to meet their new mommy.’
- ‘The fact that the noisy little brats outside are driving me to distraction doesn't help!’
- ‘And when they are shown they are either precocious brats or philosophy-spouting saints.’
- ‘She can be a sweet little thing, but she can also be a real brat, like most kids in this building are.’
- ‘He behaved like a spoiled brat, his power unchecked and uncontrolled.’
- ‘Lydia wasn't about to suffer this indignity at the hands of an upstart brat of a girl.’
- ‘He managed this because everybody wanted to wear what he designed, in much the same way as spoilt brats want certain toys for Christmas.’
- ‘The spoilt brats born in the 1950s have lived a charmed life.’
- ‘Our team is comprised of spoiled brats who make more in a week than most of us do in a year - more in a day than a lot of people in the world make in a lifetime.’
- ‘They will boycott classes and become violent at the flimsiest of excuses and generally behave like spoilt brats.’
- ‘But what is harder to condone than the folly of youth is the sight of the game's senior figures acting like petulant, paranoid brats.’
- ‘But the all-out award for nauseating singing has to go to the demonic brats who attend England Schoolboy matches.’
Mid 16th century: perhaps an abbreviation of synonymous Scots bratchet, from Old French brachet hound, bitch; or perhaps from dialect brat rough garment, rag, based on Old Irish bratt cloak.
A bratwurst sausage:‘burgers, fries, ribs, brats, potato salad, pies—you name it this spread had it’
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