- little angel
Other Word Forms of Brat
Origin of Brat
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”)).
Possibly from brat coarse garment from Middle English from Old English bratt of Celtic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Shortened from bratwurst, from the German Bratwurst
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