braty noun a type of apron worn by Traveller women: My mother used to wear an open apron, a braty, tied round her waist, with a bit in the front and a bit in the back. She had two pockets in the front and she put the money in one. 19-. etymology: Scots ‘a bib or pinafore; a worker’s coarse apron’; also found in Gaelic as ‘cloak, mantle, covering, sheet, drape, carpet or mat’; attested by DW