sprat

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English[edit]

a European sprat, Sprattus sprattus
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sprotte, from Old English sprot. Older source is unknown. Cognate with German Sprotte, Dutch sprot. Compare sprout.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spɹæt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æt

Noun[edit]

sprat (plural sprat or sprats)

  1. Any of various small, herring-like, marine fish in the genus Sprattus, in the family Clupeidae.
  2. (UK, slang, obsolete) A sixpence.

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  • (sixpence): 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

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sprat m (plural sprats)

  1. sprat

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sprȁt m (Cyrillic spelling спра̏т)

  1. floor, story/storey (level)

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