(noun, verb)


1. a quarrel about petty points

Similar word(s): bicker, bickering, fuss, pettifoggery, squabble, tiff

Definition categories: communication, dustup, quarrel, row, words, wrangle

2. a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles

Similar word(s): gaiter

Definition categories: man–made, legging

3. a young oyster or other bivalve

Definition categories: animal, offspring, young


1. come down like raindrops

- Bullets were spatting down on us

Definition categories: weather, fall, precipitate

2. become permanently attached

- mollusks or oysters spat

Definition categories: contact, attach

3. strike with a sound like that of falling rain

- Bullets were spatting the leaves

Definition categories: contact, hit, strike

4. clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

Similar word(s): acclaim, applaud, clap

Definition categories: communication, gesticulate, gesture, motion

5. engage in a brief and petty quarrel

Definition categories: communication, altercate, argufy, dispute, quarrel, scrap

6. spawn

- oysters spat

Definition categories: body, spawn

7. clap one's hands together

Similar word(s): clap

Definition categories: body, gesticulate, gesture, motion

Sentences with spat as a verb:

- There was no sink in the room so we spat out the window.

- If I had known you had a spittoon in the corner I would never have spat on the floor.