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[brat-ee] /ˈbræt i/
adjective, brattier, brattiest.
characteristic of or resembling a brat; impudent; ill-mannered:
bratty remarks; bratty tricks.
Origin of bratty
brat + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Screaming, whining, bratty kids they're unbearable to watch.
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Word Origin and History for bratty

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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