One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A revolver or pistol.‘he stuck the muzzle of a gat in the face of some poor unfortunate’
- ‘Finally, clean and swab the rest of your gat - cylinder, slide, trigger, receiver, what have you - and you're good to go.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Russell told me to establish a buzz, so I took on that challenge like sneaking a gat in the club.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Is it any surprise he raps about grenades, not gats?’
- ‘Teenagers with gats chased all her guests away.’
- ‘A tough guy wants Groucho and his brother Zeppo to plug a rival with the gats he gave them.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Early 20th century: abbreviation of Gatling gun.
- archaic past of get
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