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Boy vs. Brat — What's the Difference?

Boy vs. Brat — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Boy and Brat

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Boy

A boy is a young male human. The term is usually used for a child or an adolescent.

Brat

A child, especially a spoiled or ill-mannered one.

Boy

A male child.

Brat

A child of a career military person.

Boy

A son
His youngest boy.
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Brat

A bratwurst.

Boy

Often Offensive A man, especially a young man.

Brat

(slang) A human child.

Boy

(Informal) A man socializing in a group of men
A night out with the boys.

Brat

A child who is regarded as mischievous, unruly, spoiled, or selfish.
Get that little brat away from me!

Boy

(Offensive) A male servant or employee.

Brat

(slang) A child (at any age) of an active military service member.
An army brat

Boy

Used to express mild astonishment, elation, or disgust
Oh boy—what a surprise!.

Brat

A turbot or flatfish.

Boy

A young male.
Kate is dating a boy named Jim.

Brat

(historic) A rough cloak or ragged garment.

Boy

(particularly) A male child or adolescent, as distinguished from infants or adults.

Brat

A coarse kind of apron for keeping the clothes clean; a bib.

Boy

(diminutive) A son of any age.

Brat

(obsolete) The young of an animal.

Boy

A male of any age, particularly one rather younger than the speaker.

Brat

(informal) Bratwurst.

Boy

(obsolete) A male of low station, (especially as pejorative) a worthless male, a wretch; a mean and dishonest male, a knave.

Brat

To act in a bratty manner (as the submissive).

Boy

A male servant, slave, assistant, or employee, particularly:

Brat

A coarse garment or cloak; also, coarse clothing, in general.

Boy

A younger such worker.

Brat

A coarse kind of apron for keeping the clothes clean; a bib.

Boy

A non-white male servant regardless of age, particularly as a form of address.

Brat

A child; an offspring; - formerly used in a good sense, but now usually in a contemptuous sense.
O Israel! O household of the Lord!O Abraham's brats! O brood of blessed seed!

Boy

(obsolete) A male camp follower.

Brat

The young of an animal.

Boy

Any non-white male, regardless of age.

Brat

A thin bed of coal mixed with pyrites or carbonate of lime.

Boy

A male animal, especially, in affectionate address, a male dog.
C'mere, boy! Good boy! Who's a good boy?
Are you getting a boy cat or a girl cat?

Brat

A very troublesome child

Boy

A former low rank of various armed services; a holder of this rank.

Brat

A small pork sausage

Boy

Heroin.

Boy

A male (tree, gene, etc).

Boy

Exclamation of surprise, pleasure or longing.
Boy, that was close!
Boy, that tastes good!
Boy, I wish I could go to Canada!

Boy

(transitive) To act as a boy in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage.

Boy

A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son.
My only boy fell by the side of great Dundee.

Boy

In various countries, a male servant, laborer, or slave of a native or inferior race; also, any man of such a race; - considered derogatory by those so called, and now seldom used.
He reverted again and again to the labor difficulty, and spoke of importing boys from Capetown.

Boy

To act as a boy; - in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage.
I shall seeSome squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness.

Boy

A youthful male person;
The baby was a boy
She made the boy brush his teeth every night
Most soldiers are only boys in uniform

Boy

A friendly informal reference to a grown man;
He likes to play golf with the boys

Boy

A male human offspring;
Their son became a famous judge
His boy is taller than he is

Boy

(ethnic slur) offensive term for Black man;
Get out of my way, boy

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