Variant of 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: Middle 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
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