bratty [brat-ee] ExamplesWord Origin adjective, brat·ti·er, brat·ti·est.

  1. characteristic of or resembling a brat; impudent; ill-mannered: bratty remarks; bratty tricks.

Origin of bratty brat + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for bratty Contemporary Examples of bratty

  • At best, if the stories are true, you sound petulant, cosseted, and bratty.

    Ariana Grande, This Is How to Be a Diva

    Tim Teeman

    October 21, 2014

  • The film opens with her bratty brother spying on her with binoculars as she suntans on a beach.

    ‘Jeune et Jolie’ (‘Young and Beautiful’) Opens at Cannes With Model Marine Vacth

    Richard Porton

    May 16, 2013

  • Historical Examples of bratty

  • Or perhaps poor Bratty was despatched with the carving-knife.


    Gertrude Atherton

  • Word Origin and History for bratty adj.

    “spoiled and juvenile,” 1929, from brat + -y (2).

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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