- The definition of a brat is a child that is difficult to manage, or a child of a military family.
- A child who throws a tantrum every five minutes is an example of a brat.
- The daughter of an ensign in the Navy is an example of a Navy brat.
This child is being a brat.
- a child, esp. an impudent, unruly child: scornful or playful term
- Slang the son or daughter of a person in a professional community, a particular company, the armed forces, etc.: a navy brat
Origin of bratMiddle English cloak of coarse cloth ; from Old English bratt ; from Gaelic mantle, cloth, rag: present sense uncertain or unknown; perhaps from child's bib or apron
- A child, especially a spoiled or ill-mannered one.
- A child of a career military person.
Origin of bratPossibly from brat, coarse garment, from Middle English, from Old English bratt, of Celtic origin.
Origin uncertain. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the term "brat" derives from an Old English (Old English) slang term meaning "beggar's child". Originally a dialectal word, from northern and western England and the Midlands, for a "makeshift or ragged garment"; probably the same word as Old English bratt (“cloak”), which is from a Celtic source (compare Old Irish bratt (“cloak, cloth”)).