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kat

or khat, qat

[kaht]
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noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of kat

First recorded in 1855–60, kat is from the Arabic word qāt

kata-

  1. variant of cata-.
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Also especially before a vowel, kat-.
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  • He poured out a flood of questions about the Kat Howard Poins had seen.

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  • I will sue for peace with the Pope, and set up a chapel to Kat's memory.'

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  • Now even what make of thing is it that Kat Howard is like to do or be done by?'

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  • Therefore Kat Howard is up for all of he, and I may loosen my feelings.'

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  • For it was certain that Kat Howard would have no truck with Cranmer.

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British Dictionary definitions for kat

kat

noun
  1. a variant spelling of khat
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kata-

prefix
  1. a variant of cata-
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kat in Medicine

kat

abbr.
  1. katal
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