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Meaning & Definition of Spat in English

English

Spat

/spæt/

noun

1. A quarrel about petty points

    synonym:
  • bicker
  • ,
  • bickering
  • ,
  • spat
  • ,
  • tiff
  • ,
  • squabble
  • ,
  • pettifoggery
  • ,
  • fuss

2. A cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles

    synonym:
  • spat
  • ,
  • gaiter

3. A young oyster or other bivalve

    synonym:
  • spat

verb

1. Come down like raindrops

  • "Bullets were spatting down on us"
    synonym:
  • spat

2. Become permanently attached

  • "Mollusks or oysters spat"
    synonym:
  • spat

3. Strike with a sound like that of falling rain

  • "Bullets were spatting the leaves"
    synonym:
  • spat

4. Clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

    synonym:
  • applaud
  • ,
  • clap
  • ,
  • spat
  • ,
  • acclaim

5. Engage in a brief and petty quarrel

    synonym:
  • spat

6. Spawn

  • "Oysters spat"
    synonym:
  • spat

7. Clap one's hands together

  • "The children were clapping to the music"
    synonym:
  • clap
  • ,
  • spat