gat

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See also: Gat, gát, gât, gắt, and -gat

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Gatling gun, after inventor Richard Gatling.

Noun[edit]

gat (plural gats)

  1. (archaic, slang, in old westerns) A Gatling gun.
  2. (originally 1920s gangster slang) Any type of gun, usually a pistol.
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Verb[edit]

gat (third-person singular simple present gats, present participle gatting, simple past and past participle gatted)

  1. (slang) To shoot someone with a pistol or other handheld firearm.
    • 2000, George Nelson, One Woman Short, page 27:
      He in a black suit in a coffin, gatted by a junkie for his fake Rolex watch at a taco stand on Western.
    • 2002, Brian A. Massey, Shadow Clock‎, page 293:
      Vance's death scene would have a racy romantic glamour, sort of like Dillinger gatted at the Biograph, Pretty Boy slain in the cornfield, Bonnie and Clyde ambushed in their Ford Roadster.
    • 2005, Lewis Grossberger, Turn that down!, page 198:
      Fact I was chillin' with Notorious BIG when he got gatted. It was a accident. Biggie got in front of my Glock when I was bustin' slugs at some mothaf***a.

Etymology 2[edit]

From guitar, by shortening

Noun[edit]

gat (plural gats)

  1. (New Zealand, slang) A guitar

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

gat

  1. (Scottish and Northern English, or archaic) simple past tense of get
    And Abraham gat up early in the morning (Genesis 1927)

Etymology 4[edit]

Icelandic.

Noun[edit]

gat (plural gats)

  1. An opening between sandbanks; a strait.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch gat (hole).

Noun[edit]

gat (plural gate, diminutive gaatjie)

  1. hole; perforation
  2. gap; opening
    Hy't 'n gat in sy opvoeding.
    He has a gap in his education.
  3. hole or hollowed out area used as a shelter or home by animals
  4. (figuratively) dump; a run-down living space, room or house
    Jinne! Jy bly in 'n gat!
    Man! You live in a dump!
  5. (golf) hole; cup

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gat (plural gatte, diminutive gatjie)

  1. (vulgar) anus
  2. (crude) rump; buttocks; bum; ass; backside of a human
    Sit op jou gat!
    Sit on your ass!
  3. the backside of animals or objects
    Die olifant staan met sy gat na ons toe.
    The elephant is standing with his backside turned to us.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan [Term?] (compare Occitan gat, cat), from Late Latin cattus (cat) (compare French chat, Spanish gato). See cat for more.

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Noun[edit]

gat m (plural gats, feminine gata)

  1. cat (feline animal)
  2. jack (device for lifting heavy objects)
  3. cat shark

Synonyms[edit]

  • (cat): mix (colloquial), moix (colloquial)

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Adjective[edit]

gat (feminine gata, masculine plural gats, feminine plural gates)

  1. (Mallorca) drunk

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch gat, from Old Dutch *gat, from Proto-Germanic *gatą. Doublet of gate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑt

Noun[edit]

gat n (plural gaten, diminutive gaatje n)

  1. A gap, hole.
    Synonyms: hol, opening
  2. A godforsaken place, hamlet.
    Synonyms: uithoek, midden van nergens
  3. (vulgar) An arsehole.
  4. (archaic) A port.

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Noun[edit]

gat c (plural gatten, diminutive gatje n)

  1. rear-end, bottom of a person or animal
    Synonym: achterste

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gat, from Proto-Germanic *gatą.

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Noun[edit]

gat n (genitive singular gats, nominative plural göt)

  1. hole, perforation (an opening through a solid body)
    Hann notaði skóna þangað til komið var gat á þá.
    He used the shoes until they had got a hole in them.
  2. (colloquial, school) a gap in a fixed schedule, an unassigned time in the schedule, usually between classes; break, free period
    Ég er í gati milli níu og hálfellefu á fimmtudögum.
    I have a break between nine and half past ten on Thursdays.

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Verb[edit]

gat

  1. first-person singular active present indicative of geta
    Ég gat ekki stöðvað hana.
    I couldn't stop her.
  2. third-person singular active present indicative of geta

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *gatь (dike). Cognate with Upper Sorbian hat, Polish gać, Serbo-Croatian gat (ditch, dam).

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gat m (diminutive gaśik)

  1. pond
  2. dam, embankment

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Mauritian Creole[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gat

  1. Medial form of gate

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English ġeat.

Noun[edit]

gat

  1. Alternative form of gate (gate)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse gata.

Noun[edit]

gat

  1. Alternative form of gate (way)

Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Late Latin cattus (compare Catalan gat, French chat). See cat for more.

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Noun[edit]

gat m (plural gats, feminine gata, feminine plural gatas)

  1. a cat

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gaits, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰaid-. Cognate with Old Saxon gēt, Old High German geiz (German Geiß), Old Norse geit (Danish ged, Swedish get), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌹𐍄𐍃 (gaits); and with Latin haedus (kid).

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Noun[edit]

gāt f

  1. A (female) goat, nanny-goat

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Romagnol[edit]

Etymology[edit]

E’ gat

From Late Latin cattus (cat). See the etymology at cat for further details.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡat/, [ˈɡaɐ̯t]

Noun[edit]

gat m (plural ghét)

  1. cat (Felis silvestris catus, a domesticated feline commonly kept as a house pet)
    • December 2007, Vincenzo Sanchini, Tigrin e Biancon in la Ludla, il Papiro, page 8:
      S'i padrùn gio tla pianura,\ chi por gat j è armast te' ghét,\ in s'è mòs da meda tl'éra,\ a raspè mla porta tchjusa.

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) giat

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin cattus.

Noun[edit]

gat m (plural gats)

  1. (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) cat

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *gatь (dike). Cognate with Slovak hať (dam), Upper Sorbian hat, Polish gać, Lower Sorbian gat (pond, dam), and Russian гать (gatʹ, causeway).

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gȁt m (Cyrillic spelling га̏т)

  1. ditch
  2. dam

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References[edit]

  • gat”, in Hrvatski jezični portal, 2006–2018

Tok Pisin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English got.

Verb[edit]

gat

  1. have
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 1:20:

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Venetian[edit]

Dei gati

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin cattus (cat). See the etymology at cat for further details.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡat/
  • Hyphenation: gàt

Noun[edit]

gat m (plural gati)

  1. cat (Felis silvestris catus, a domesticated feline commonly kept as a house pet)