Etymology
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brickbat (n.)

mid-16c., piece of brick (half or less) used as a missile, from brick (n.) + bat (n.1) in the sense "a lump, piece." Figurative use, of comments, insults, etc., is from 1640s.

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Definitions of brickbat

brickbat (n.)
a fragment of brick used as a weapon;
brickbat (n.)
blunt criticism;
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