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spat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspatspat1 /spæt/  x-refthe past tense and past participle of spit1spatspat2 noun [countable]  1 informalARGUE a short unimportant quarrel a marital spat2 spats
Examples from the Corpus
spatThis is all a spat between Fidel and that one over there.The girls were having a spat in the back of the car over who got to use the armrest.Fritz Juventi from the Valenzuela Perseverance, looking not a day older in his tricorn and spats.More and more, we are drawn to the divisive spat at the expense of the thoughtful insight.It was just a little spat over who did the dishes last.Walter said what happened between him and Marian was just a lovers' spat.That evening Uncle Allen bought a pair of spats and put $ 5 down on a black overcoat with a velvet collar.Hell, we still have our spats.The clash is expected to be resolved via government pressure and the spat is more sound than substance, say analysts.