frat vs fraternity what difference

what is difference between frat and fraternity

English

Etymology

Apocopic form of fraternity.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɹæt/
  • Rhymes: -æt

Noun

frat (plural frats)

  1. Shortened form of fraternity, college organization. (Often used as a noun modifier.)
    “See you at the frat house.”
    “All the frats will be there.”

Derived terms

Related terms

  • fraternal
  • fraternity

Translations

Anagrams

  • FRTA, RTFA, TRAF, fart, raft, traf

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fraːt/
  • Rhymes: -aːt

Noun

frat n (genitive singular frats, no plural)

  1. junk, rubbish, trash

Declension

Synonyms

  • rusl
  • drasl
  • skran

Anagrams

  • traf

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fˠɾˠat̪ˠ/

Pronoun

frat (emphatic fratsa)

  1. second-person singular of fré

References

  • Tomás de Bhaldraithe, 1977, Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge: An Deilbhíocht, 2nd edition, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, section 306.


English

Etymology

From Middle English fraternite, borrowed from Old French fraternité, from Latin frāternitās, ultimately from frāter (brother).

Noun

fraternity (countable and uncountable, plural fraternities)

  1. The quality of being brothers or brotherly; brotherhood.
  2. A group of people associated for a common purpose.
  3. (US) A social organization of male students at a college or university; usually identified by Greek letters.

Synonyms

  • brotherhood
  • community

Antonyms

  • disfavor

Related terms

  • fraternal
  • fraternise, fraternize
  • fratricide
  • fraternity house
  • sorority

Translations

See also

  • sorority

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