Definition of “spat” - English Dictionary

“spat” in British English

See all translations

spatverb

uk /spæt/ us /spæt/

past simple and past participle of spit verb

spatnoun

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

See all translations

spat

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)