The teenagers—Cady, her cousins Johnny and Mirren, and their friend gat—are nicknamed the Liars.
“Normal people are kind of anonymous,” gat told The Daily Beast.
gat is one of the founders of Equality-by-lot, a popular sortition blog.
After long fight, and manie of the earls men maimed and hurt, by helpe of his fréends he gat a wherrie, and so escaped to London.
Deary me, but ye've gat all sorts of sons though you've nobbut two.
Then I got three more with the gat before somebody landed me a lallapaloosa on the beano and I took the count.
“I marvel if he ever gat into debt,” observed Clare quietly from the other side of Jack.
We all gat about him, and by our words and kisses gave warrant that we would.
The Swedish form is gatlopp, in which gat is cognate with Eng.
Howiver, they gat agate o' talkin', and Doed let on that he were fearful fain o' squirrels.
"revolver," 1904, slang shortening of Gatling (gun); by 1880, gatlin was slang for a gun of any sort.
c.1200, from Old Norse geta "to obtain, reach; to beget; to guess right" (past tense gatum, past participle getenn), from Proto-Germanic *getan (cf. Old Swedish gissa "to guess," literally "to try to get"), from PIE root *ghend- "seize, take" (cf. Greek khandanein "to hold, contain," Lithuanian godetis "be eager," second element in Latin prehendere "to grasp, seize," Welsh gannu "to hold, contain," Old Church Slavonic gadati "to guess, suppose"). Meaning "to seize mentally, grasp" is from 1892.
Old English, as well as Dutch and Frisian, had the root only in compounds (e.g. begietan "to beget," see beget; forgietan "to forget," see forget). Vestiges of Old English cognate *gietan remain obliquely in past participle gotten and original past tense gat. The word and phrases built on it take up 29 columns in the OED 2nd edition. Related: Getting.
Get wind of "become acquainted with" is from 1840, from earlier to get wind "to get out, become known" (1722). Get out, as a command to go away, is from 1711. Get-rich-quick (adj.) attested from 1904, first in O. Henry. To get out of hand originally (1765) meant "to advance beyond the need for guidance;" sense of "to break free, run wild" is from 1892, from horses. To get on (someone's) nerves is attested by 1970.
early 14c., "offspring," from get (v.). Meaning "what is got, booty" is from 14c.
A pistol: poking his gat your way
[1904+ Underworld; probably fr Gatling gun]
Generalized Algebraic Translator. Improved version of IT. On IBM 650 RAMAC.
[Sammet 1969, p. 142].