- 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 oats
Oatmeal is made with extra-thick-cut Snoqualmie Falls oats, which pack a deep-roasted flavor.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café|Jane & Michael Stern|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In their unadulterated form, oats are pretty much free of simple sugars.
Call them Trojan horse foods: nutritiously pleasing ingredients (oats, yogurts) that conceal a whole host of junk.
Stir in the oats, nuts, coconut, and the flour mixture, do not overmix.
In sum, many Chinese leaders, businessmen and youth are feeling their oats.
I reckon she was feelin' her oats, visitin' at the Senator's house.Partners of Chance|Henry Herbert Knibbs
The devil ran in the morning to the oats-field, but the oats were all cut down.
Ranks fourth in wheat and barley, sixth in hay, eighth in oats.Alden's Handy Atlas of the World|John B. Alden
Wheat is the chief grain crop, but large quantities of barley and oats are also grown.
The farmer caught up a huge flail with which he was wont to thresh out his oats.Hunted and Harried|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for oats
- to feel exuberant
- to feel self-important
Word Origin for oat
Idioms and Phrases with oats
see feel one's oats; sow one's wild oats.