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From: "Michael.C. Isherwood" <>
Subject: Re: [ENG-LAN-BOLTON] what is a "brat"
Date: Mon, 04 May 2009 16:34:12 +0100
on 04 May 2009 at 10:55 +0000 wrote:
>Brought yesterday from the MLFHS at the London Family Fair.
>Bolton, Daubhill and Deane. A Sentimental Journey by Norman Kenyon
>(Published 1998 by Neil Richardson) ISBN 1 85216 121 3
>on page 35
>Annie [nee MORGAN] always hung the brat that she wore at work on the
>of the kitchen door
According to OED (shorter) its a pinafore or apron; also a cloak. There
is also "rugged garment". I guess the first is the most likely given the