a pistol
holy shit she had a gat in her purse.... no one ever raped a .357
by alpino September 14, 2008
Old slang, meanging gun. Came from shortening Gattling gun to just gat. Was used during the prohibition era to name any gun, but specifically the thompson submachine gun, aka The Tommy Gun.
Just get that gat out of my face, and everything will be jake.

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Sorry guys, but no rapper or gangsta came up with the word Gat. Or chopper, for that matter. Unless you're talking about the prohibition era bootleggers type of gangster, that is.
by marlowe March 15, 2004
A firearm, usually a pistol or open-bolt submachinegun, used for busting "caps" into someone/something's
"punk ass."
"That hater talked mad trash about me, so I pulled out my gat and busted a few hollow tips up in his fat ass"
by Nima April 01, 2004
etymology: perhaps from 'gat' in "gatling gun," akin to Richard J. Gatling, American inventor.

A firearm.
I had to shut up: the dealers had gats, my boys didn't.
by Deus ex machina March 22, 2003
Slang for a gun, but not that you wiggas care, it actually comes from the prohibition era, usually referencing the Thompson (Tommy) gun. Its doesnt come from rap or California. Sorry boyz.
How you importing the whiskey from canada? With balls of steel and some boys with gats.
by Crayola February 16, 2005
Slang for a Fire arm. Originally developed by mafiosi in the Prohibition era to refer to their thompson submachine guns, but is now adopted to refer to any gun, and is usually used in the urban areas and in the rap community
Early 1900's - It's the heat, grab me the gat.
Today - Yo ima take ma gat and cap a sucka...
by Cashmoney May 16, 2006
Any gun is a GAT / GATS.
I'm gunna pull out my GAT and bust the cap on u
by FooMugT July 27, 2004
Slang for gun. Contrary to (apparently) popular belief, it is not a term created by modern rap stars, but has been in use since the prohibition era.
"scene kids ghetto stars come on grab your gats"

"that night at 82 the parking lot was stacked. grabbed my gat and got my hand stamped by matt."

THANK YOU HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD.<3
by x.emilyyy July 04, 2006

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