AskDefine | Define brickbat

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1 a fragment of brick used as a weapon
2 blunt criticism

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  1. : A piece of brick used as a weapon, especially if thrown, or placed in something like a sock and used as a club.
  2. A criticism or uncomplimentary remark hurled at artwork or other recipient.
    • For example, it's quite common for magazines to have a section called Bouquets and Brickbats for compliments and criticisms.
    • Reason Magazine: Daily Brickbat

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