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[frat] /fræt/
noun, Informal.
fraternity (def 1).
1890-95, Americanism; by shortening Unabridged
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Examples from the web for frat
  • So the other night two recovering frat guys and a former frat sweetheart were prepared to indulge in a little recidivism.
  • The three open a frat house at the edge of some distinguished seat of higher learning.
  • It appears that quite a bit of member exercise took place also, as is the case at all frat parties, however exalted.
  • So could two close college students, a pair of seminarians, or a couple of frat buddies.
  • It wouldn't sound out of place at a frat party or between plays at a professional sporting event.
  • He came out to his frat brothers as a freshman pledge, a year before he told his own family.
  • Vera suggested that they scatter his ashes down the middle of frat row.
  • Whole frat houses took it together, and a lot of people failed.
  • When asked what he had been thinking, he said his frat brothers had convinced him to do it.
  • In the weeks that followed, there was an intense debate at the frat house.
British Dictionary definitions for frat


(US, slang)
  1. a member of a fraternity
  2. (as modifier): the frat kid
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Word Origin and History for frat

student slang shortening of fraternity, by 1888.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for frat


  1. A college fraternity (1895+ College students)
  2. (also frat rat) A fraternity member (1895+ College students)
  3. A male student who conforms to middle-class norms of conduct and dress: A ''frat'' is a youth who dresses neatly and conforms to the accepted patterns (1960s+ Teenagers)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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