quat

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See also: quāt, quạt, and quất

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quat (plural quats)

  1. (obsolete) A pustule.
  2. (chemistry) A quaternary ammonium cation.
  3. (obsolete) An annoying, worthless person.
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Verb[edit]

quat (third-person singular simple present quats, present participle quatting, simple past and past participle quatted)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To satiate.
    Ye hae grown proud since ye quatted the begging. — Scottish proverb, said satirically.
    • 1757, Samuel Foote, The Author, Act II, Scene ii, 1765, The Dramatic Works, Volume 1, page 28,
      Mrs. Cad. Well, come, begin and ſtart me, that I may come the ſooner to quatting——Huſh ! here′s Siſter ; what the deuce brought her !

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic, whence also Old English cwēad.

Noun[edit]

quāt m

  1. mud
  2. dirt