what is difference between frat and fraternity
Apocopic form of fraternity.
- IPA(key): /fɹæt/
- Rhymes: -æt
frat (plural frats)
- Shortened form of fraternity, college organization. (Often used as a noun modifier.)
- “See you at the frat house.”
- “All the frats will be there.”
- FRTA, RTFA, TRAF, fart, raft, traf
- IPA(key): /fraːt/
- Rhymes: -aːt
frat n (genitive singular frats, no plural)
- junk, rubbish, trash
- IPA(key): /fˠɾˠat̪ˠ/
frat (emphatic fratsa)
- second-person singular of fré
- Tomás de Bhaldraithe, 1977, Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge: An Deilbhíocht, 2nd edition, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, section 306.
From Middle English fraternite, borrowed from Old French fraternité, from Latin frāternitās, ultimately from frāter (“brother”).
fraternity (countable and uncountable, plural fraternities)
- The quality of being brothers or brotherly; brotherhood.
- A group of people associated for a common purpose.
- (US) A social organization of male students at a college or university; usually identified by Greek letters.
- fraternise, fraternize
- fraternity house