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Origin of frat

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use frat in a sentence

  • Inside Higher Ed opened the question of banning frats in September after some schools began suspending fraternity activities.

    Fraternities in a Post-UVA World | Samantha Allen | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • This was Haviland's first day at the house; they could josh other frats later, if he came their way; just now it was a break.

    Stanford Stories | Charles K. Field
  • The initiations those frats pulled nowadays—shaving the poor guy's head, eating goldfish—it was criminal.

    Teething Ring | James Causey
  • We had to hypnotize him, daze him, waft him off his feet; and if necessary we had to get the other frats to help us.

    At Good Old Siwash | George Fitch
  • It created a sensation, and the other frats were mad with jealousy.

    At Good Old Siwash | George Fitch
  • There was nothing that made us love a Freshman so hard as to have about six other frats after him.

    At Good Old Siwash | George Fitch

British Dictionary definitions for frat


/ (fræt) /

  1. US slang

    • a member of a fraternity

    • (as modifier): the frat kid

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