or khat, qat
- an evergreen shrub, Catha edulis, of Arabia and Africa, the leaves of which are used as a narcotic when chewed or made into a beverage.
Origin of kat
First recorded in 1855–60, kat is from the Arabic word qāt
- variant of cata-.
Also especially before a vowel, kat-.
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Examples from the Web for kat
Kat Smith-Tice and Leslie Davis drove to Perry from Atlanta with David Perdue signs in hand.Nunn-Perdue: The Devil Went Down to Perry, Georgia
October 10, 2014
Pizza Hut Middle East hopes to keep your stomach from rumbling with “Kit Kat Pops”, aka Kit Kat candy bars wrapped in pizza dough.A Chocolate-Dipped Potato Chip and More Crazy Food Creations
November 7, 2013
Kat Cole, the chief executive officer of Cinnabon, started her career in high school as a part-time waitress at Hooters.Companies Must Get Smarter About Hiring and Nurturing Part-Time Workers
September 26, 2013
And yes, that is Kat Dennings getting her breast sucked by two men while a third pours liquor down her throat.The 'Reign' Steamy Stairwell Shocker & TV’s 13 Dirtiest Sex Scenes (VIDEO)
October 11, 2012
Before that its landscape had been indeterminate—there were even strips where the Kat goes to sea.Monument Valley From the Eyes of a Krazy Kat and John Ford Fan
February 3, 2012
He poured out a flood of questions about the Kat Howard Poins had seen.
I will sue for peace with the Pope, and set up a chapel to Kat's memory.'
Now even what make of thing is it that Kat Howard is like to do or be done by?'
Therefore Kat Howard is up for all of he, and I may loosen my feelings.'
For it was certain that Kat Howard would have no truck with Cranmer.
- a variant spelling of khat
- a variant of cata-
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