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1. spat

noun. ['ˈspæt'] a quarrel about petty points.

Synonyms

  • run-in
  • fuss
  • dustup
  • tiff
  • pettifoggery
  • bickering
  • wrangle
  • row
  • squabble
  • bicker
  • quarrel

Antonyms

  • experienced
  • aged
  • late
  • parent

Etymology

  • spatium (Latin)
  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Spat

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  • inmarsat
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  • mcnatt
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  • combat
  • biernat
  • balyeat
  • spratt
  • splat
  • sadat
  • labatt
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  • begat
  • at-bat
  • arnatt
  • stat
  • slat
  • slaght
  • scat
  • sarratt
  • pratte
  • pratt

How do you pronounce spat?

Pronounce spat as spæt.

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Example sentences of the word spat


1. Noun, singular or mass
The curve of the spat is the part that will go around the soles.

2. Verb, base form
Others licked fingers or spat into palms before rubbing grime off their shoes.

Quotes containing the word spat


1. People think your success is just a matter of having a pretty face. But it's easy to be chewed up and spat out. You've got to stay ahead of the game to be able to stay in it.
- Kate Moss

2. Aside from the obvious, Francesca, what do you want in return for supplying information?” Bones asked, getting back to the subject. “You to take me,” she replied at once. “Not gonna happen!” I spat, squeezing him possessively. Three sets of widened eyes fixed on me. That’s when I realized that what I had a firm grip on was no longer his hand.
- Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave

2. spat

verb. ['ˈspæt'] engage in a brief and petty quarrel.

Synonyms

  • scrap
  • altercate
  • dispute
  • quarrel

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • top out
  • fail
  • leave

Etymology

  • spatium (Latin)
  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. spat

noun. ['ˈspæt'] a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles.

Synonyms

  • leg covering
  • leging
  • gaiter

Antonyms

  • moving
  • motionlessness
  • nonmoving
  • old

Etymology

  • spatium (Latin)
  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. spat

verb. ['ˈspæt'] come down like raindrops.

Synonyms

  • precipitate
  • fall

Antonyms

  • stretch
  • increase
  • expand

Etymology

  • spatium (Latin)
  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. spat

verb. ['ˈspæt'] clap one's hands together.

Synonyms

  • motion
  • clap
  • gesture

Antonyms

  • gladden
  • lose
  • defend
  • roughen

Etymology

  • spatium (Latin)
  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. spat

verb. ['ˈspæt'] spawn.

Antonyms

  • fall back

Etymology

  • spatium (Latin)
  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. spat

noun. ['ˈspæt'] a young oyster or other bivalve.

Synonyms

  • offspring
  • class Pelecypoda
  • Bivalvia
  • Lamellibranchia
  • class Bivalvia
  • class Lamellibranchia

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • unsatisfactory
  • closing
  • opening

Etymology

  • spatium (Latin)
  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. spat

verb. ['ˈspæt'] clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval.

Synonyms

  • gesticulate
  • acclaim
  • approve
  • okay
  • motion
  • O.K.
  • sanction
  • clap
  • gesture
  • bravo

Antonyms

  • disapprove
  • abstain
  • ascend
  • float

Etymology

  • spatium (Latin)
  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. spat

verb. ['ˈspæt'] strike with a sound like that of falling rain.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • impinge on
  • hit
  • collide with

Antonyms

  • rise
  • better
  • praise
  • unhurried

Etymology

  • spatium (Latin)
  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. spat

verb. ['ˈspæt'] become permanently attached.

Antonyms

  • inflate

Etymology

  • spatium (Latin)
  • spittan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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