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A popular term for an unpleasant, ill-tempered child; a spoilt and self-centred, ill-mannered person.
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The mayor and deputy mayor's comments come following an email from Mr Preston to councillors in which he branded the behaviour of some elected members as "brattish".
Bieber may have shown some brattish behaviour, but the fans are as dedicated as ever.
Yet, in some quarters, they've always been a favourite on the live scene - like the brattish underdog, who's feral but kind of cute.
Cameron and Johnson were part of the hell-raising Bullingdon Club, whose brattish members would smash up restaurants and let their rich dads pick up the bill.
Although set in the 1950s there is something remarkably contemporary in Maggie's (Catrin Stewart) opening soliloquy in which she voices her disdain for her sister-in-law and her brattish offspring as they gather for Big Daddy's 65th grand birthday party By contrast with Maggie's ceaseless Southern drawl her husband Brick (Gareth David-Lloyd) speaks little and usually through the bottom of a glass.
In fact, we enter AycKbourn country, with a bittersweet (perhaps more bitter than sweet) comedy drama about Stephen Febble, a middle-aged grouch - only happy when slumped in his armchair with the telly, the Daily Telegraph and glass of whisKy - facing up to the awful prospect of a WEEKEND visit by his daughter, her dull husband and their brattish child.
The second series of the epic fantasy drama has the brattish Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) on the coveted Iron Thrones.
Against the odds, Driss forges a tender bond across the class divide, helping Philippe to teach his brattish daughter Elisa (Alba Gaia Kraghede Bellugi) some manners and to re-connect with the outside world.
As a brattish, soft, flaky, perennially ungrateful member of Generation Y who is spoilt by the comforts of modern life, I simply whine about the likelihood of the cruel government forcing me to remain at the coal face until well into my seventies - by which time I will be totally incapacitated at best - at every opportunity.
** Monte Carlo (PG) Holidaying in Paris, when Selena Gomez is mistaken for a brattish British heiress, she, catty stepsister Leighton Meester and impulsive friend Katie Cassidy are whisked off to Monte Carlo where each finds romance and who they truly are.
She was more concerned about what people would think of her reaction than embarrassed about his unacceptable brattish behaviour.
A trip to Hermitage has a similar price tag, but it luxurious liners meant that brattish behaviour was de rigueur.