Meaning of “spat” in the English Dictionary

"spat" in British English

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uk /spæt/ us /spæt/

past simple and past participle of spit verb


uk /spæt/ us /spæt/

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 should do the washing up.

(Definition of “spat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spat" in American English

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us /spæt/

spat (FORCE OUT)

past simple and past participle of spit

spatnoun [ C ]

us /spæt/

spat noun [ C ] (ARGUMENT)

an argument about something not important:

This was a spat, not a serious fight.

(Definition of “spat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)