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bratty

[brat-ee] /ˈbræt i/
adjective, brattier, brattiest.
1.
characteristic of or resembling a brat; impudent; ill-mannered:
bratty remarks; bratty tricks.
Origin of bratty
brat + -y1
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  • Or perhaps poor bratty was despatched with the carving-knife.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
Word Origin and History for bratty
adj.

"spoiled and juvenile," 1929, from brat + -y (2).

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