Definition & Synonyms

• Spat

  1. (n.) A kind of short cloth or leather gaiter worn over the upper part of the shoe and fastened beneath the instep; -- chiefly in pl.
  2. (n.) A legging; a gaiter.
  3. () imp. of Spit.
  4. (n.) A light blow with something flat.
  5. (v. i. & t.) To emit spawn; to emit, as spawn.
  6. (n.) A young oyster or other bivalve mollusk, both before and after it first becomes adherent, or such young, collectively.
  7. (n.) Hence, a petty combat, esp. a verbal one; a little quarrel, dispute, or dissension.
  8. (v. i.) To dispute.
  9. (v. t.) To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together; as the hands.
  10. () of Spit

Acclaim, Applaud, Bicker, Bickering, Clap, Fuss, Gaiter, Squabble, Tiff,