Spat – An argument about something not important
To remember the definition of the word spat, use the following mnemonic:
She used a spatula (spat) to attack him during an argument over whose turn it was to do the washing up - but it wasn't really important enough to fight over.
Examples of spat in a sentence
Their mother threatened to ground both of them for a month if she had to listen to one more spat between them.
They decided to resolve their differences when they realised their argument was nothing more than a silly spat.
What started as a spat had escalated into a huge fight and they haven't spoken since.