- to feel frisky or lively.
- to be aware of and use one's importance or power.
Origin of oat
Related formsoat·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for oat
By comparison with it, the oat stocks shone pale and silvery.Prescott of Saskatchewan|Harold Bindloss
The form Avenae will grow on oat and many grasses but not on the other three cereals mentioned.
She can untie her halter, take down a bar, open the oat bin, and help herself.
In September they pass into the oat fields, and in October they are caught in the nets with the common larks.The Natural History of Cage Birds|J. M. Bechstein
A bean bag, sand, or oat bag will do just as well, tied to the end of a rope.Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium|Jessie H. Bancroft
British Dictionary definitions for oat
- to feel exuberant
- to feel self-important