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English definition of “spat”

spat

verb uk   /spæt/ us  
past simple and past participle of spit verb .

spat

noun uk   /spæt/ us  

spat noun (ARGUMENT)

[C] informal a short argument, usually about something that is not important: She was having a spat with her brother about who did the washing up.

spat noun (SHOE)

[C usually plural] a piece of cloth or leather covering the ankle and part of the shoe and fastening on the side, worn in the past by men
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