Definition of frat in English:



North American
  • usually as modifier A college fraternity.

    ‘a frat party’
    • ‘When the police questioned the frat boys, they found a videotape that showed many of the evening's events.’
    • ‘There still may be a few frat guys who do fit the mold of the beer-drinking, womanizing partiers.’
    • ‘It's the type of music that you'd expect in the background of a frat party or at a suburban music venue.’
    • ‘Researchers found that the image of a typical college student as a drunken frat boy is largely a myth.’
    • ‘When I was in college, one of the girls in my dorm was pledging a sorority and happened to mention that she was going to a big frat party.’
    • ‘When someone joins a team or a unit of soldiers or a frat house, they go in knowing and expecting the hazing and torture.’
    • ‘One day I'm talking to one of them and we start talking about frats and frat parties.’
    • ‘A couple of frat members came along to say that their frats didn't haze and only the bad ones did.’
    • ‘Instead we went to a frat party, and honestly, I'm pretty sure that offing ourselves would have almost been better.’
    • ‘So the atmosphere was both hyped and relaxed, like a giant frat party where everybody knows and likes each other.’
    • ‘One band had snaked their way into the bill through the promoter - a frat rock funk band.’
    • ‘It starts feeling like one of those frat parties that no one really enjoys, but keep talking about afterwards.’
    • ‘Beer may be fit for frat boys, and wine good for dinner parties, but I'm a sophisticated drunk.’
    • ‘When will you guys learn that my people throw better parties than drunken frat boys?’
    • ‘Sadly, in both the media's portrayal of frats and the public's common misconceptions surrounding the fraternity system, this definition is often forgotten.’
    • ‘Perhaps as a backlash against political intolerance, dumbass frat boy chic now appears to be king.’
    • ‘Whatever, but we better not go to some party at some college frat house.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, college masters still complained that fraternity men felt more allegiance to their frats than to their colleges.’
    • ‘Rachel was dressed for a frat party in the next picture, taken during her junior year of college.’
    • ‘They had met at some frat party in college and they were both drunk.’


Late 19th century: abbreviation.