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noun Informal.
  1. fraternity(def 1).

Origin of frat

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; by shortening
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  • "It has nothing to do with the secret proceedings of your 'frat'," said Dora, primly.

    Ramsey Milholland

    Booth Tarkington

  • The too fatherly "frat seniors" did all that Fred said they would, and more.

    Ramsey Milholland

    Booth Tarkington

  • Of course we all loved Ole madly, but for all that he didn't make a frat.

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch

  • We put on a little more gasoline and started for the frat house.

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch

  • But one must stand by one's frat, you know—Gee, how proud I felt when I said that!

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch


British Dictionary definitions for frat

frat

noun
  1. US slang
    1. a member of a fraternity
    2. (as modifier)the frat kid
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Word Origin and History for frat

n.

student slang shortening of fraternity, by 1888.

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