Meaning of spat

spat

Pronunciation: (spat), [key]
— n., v., spat•ted, spat•ting.
—n.
  1. a petty quarrel.
  2. a light blow; slap; smack.
—v.i.
  1. to engage in a petty quarrel or dispute.
  2. to splash or spatter; rain spatting against the window.
—v.t.
  1. to strike lightly; slap.

spat

Pronunciation: (spat), [key]
— v.
  1. a pt. and pp. of.

spat

Pronunciation: (spat), [key]
— n.
  1. a short gaiter worn over the instep and usually fastened under the foot with a strap, worn esp. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

spat

Pronunciation: (spat), [key]
— n.
  1. the spawn of an oyster or similar shellfish.
  2. young oysters collectively.
  3. a young oyster.
  4. See
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