feel one's oats

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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [oht]
    • /fil wʌnz oʊt/
    • /fiːl wʌnz əʊts/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oht]
    • /fil wʌnz oʊt/

Definitions of feel one's oats words

  • noun feel one's oats a cereal grass, Avena sativa, cultivated for its edible seed. 1
  • noun feel one's oats Usually, oats. (used with a singular or plural verb) the seed of this plant, used as a food for humans and animals. 1
  • noun feel one's oats any of several plants of the same genus, as the wild oat. 1
  • noun feel one's oats Archaic. a musical pipe made of an oat straw. 1
  • idioms feel one's oats feel one's oats, Informal. to feel frisky or lively. to be aware of and use one's importance or power. 1
  • idioms feel one's oats sow one's wild oats. wild oat (def 3). 1

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Origin of feel one's oats

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English ote, Old English āte

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Parts of speech for Feel one's oats


feel one's oats popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for feel one's oats

verb feel one's oats

  • thrive — to prosper; be fortunate or successful.

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