from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Characteristic of or being a brat; ill-mannered.

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  • adj. Characteristic of a brat; unruly and impolite

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An apron.
  • n. A cake of dried cows' dung, used as fuel.

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  • adj. (used of an ill-mannered child) impolitely unruly


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  • In her work, she has found a common theme that when women shared their voice and their gifts as young girls, they were often told they were "bratty" or "showing off."

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  • And as I've already mentioned, the frustration that accompanies dissatisfaction leads, more often than not, to "bratty" behaviors and increased stress.

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  • And while it might seem kind of bratty to complain about salary shortfalls in this time of economic crisis when so many are flat out of jobs and have given up looking, the fact is that our state and national future relies on a well-educated, conscientiously trained populace.

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  • Considers the Web to still be "bratty" and hopes that the brattiness will be kept as more order and control is brought to the Web.

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  • But if not, please please please, whatever you do, DO NOT blame the teacher when this kind of bratty behavior causes her to have trouble in class.

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  • I'm pretty sure he did, too, although I think he's less outgoing than I am, so I felt kind of bratty for talking to other people while we were out playing pool.

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  • Unfortunately, this episode was a bit of a snooze-fest in terms of the crazy and the bratty which is disappointing.


  • Lately, he said, Kimani has been "bratty" and noisier than usually because her mother is weaning her from nursing.

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  • I would much rather dine in a restaurant with a happy, thriving family than a bunch of judgmental people straight from the Victorian era who sanctimoniously tell nursing moms to keep their "bratty" infants home.


  • 'bratty', 'pseudo-intellectual', and 'stuck on herself' come to mind.

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