Main definitions of gat in English

: gat1gat2

gat1

noun

informal
  • A revolver or pistol:

    ‘he stuck the muzzle of a gat in the face of some poor unfortunate’
    • ‘Russell told me to establish a buzz, so I took on that challenge like sneaking a gat in the club.’
    • ‘And yes, they still make that kind of laser - you know, the type for which you can never find a holster to fit after you attach the silly thing to your gat.’
    • ‘Angry rap-orientated music of any kind has always relied on the ubiquitous ‘hustle’; grime's greatest gat in their arsenal is being, in the main, fearlessly good.’
    • ‘For a while, we thought it was only us who were beginning to grow tired of the same old blunts'n' gats 'n' cristal 'n' hoochie haze of hip-hop hooliganism.’
    • ‘Is it any surprise he raps about grenades, not gats?’
    • ‘Teenagers with gats chased all her guests away.’
    • ‘But when a final showdown occurs between a gang with gats and a group toting muskets and spear guns, it's clear that the filmmakers have lost their way.’
    • ‘Finally, clean and swab the rest of your gat - cylinder, slide, trigger, receiver, what have you - and you're good to go.’
    • ‘A tough guy wants Groucho and his brother Zeppo to plug a rival with the gats he gave them.’

Origin

Early 20th century: abbreviation of Gatling gun.

Pronunciation:

gat

/ɡat/

Main definitions of gat in English

: gat1gat2

gat2

  • archaic past of get

Pronunciation:

gat

/ɡat/