Associations to the word «Rat»

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RAT, noun. (zoology) A medium-sized rodent belonging to the genus Rattus.
RAT, noun. (informal) A term indiscriminately applied to numerous members of several rodent families (e.g. voles and mice) having bodies longer than about 12 cm, or 5 inches.
RAT, noun. (informal) A person who is known for betrayal; a scoundrel; a quisling.
RAT, noun. (informal) An informant or snitch.
RAT, noun. (slang) A person who routinely spends time at a particular location.
RAT, noun. Scab.
RAT, noun. (north-west London) (slang) Vagina.
RAT, noun. A wad of shed hair used as part of a hairstyle.
RAT, verb. (usually with “on” or “out”) To betray someone and tell their secret to an authority or an enemy; to turn someone in, bewray.
RAT, verb. (of a dog, etc.) To kill rats.
RAT ARSED, adjective. Alternative spelling of rat-arsed
RAT BIKE, noun. (slang) A motorcycle maintained at the lowest possible cost and which is usually painted black.
RAT FINK, noun. Alternative spelling of ratfink
RAT HOLE, noun. Alternative form of rathole
RAT INDIAN, noun. (historical) A member of a Gwich'in (Athabascan) tribe dwelling near Fort Ukon, Alaska.
RAT INDIANS, noun. Plural of Rat Indian
RAT KANGAROO, noun. Any of several small marsupials, of the family Potoroidae, from coastal Australia
RAT KING, noun. (chiefly mediaeval folklore) Conglomeration of rats, the tails of which have been knotted together.
RAT ON, verb. To tattle, squeal
RAT OUT, verb. (transitive) To inform authorities (about someone); to tell on (somebody)
RAT PACK, noun. (UK) (military) (slang) ration pack
RAT PIT, noun. (historical) An enclosed space into which rats are placed to be killed by a dog for sport.
RAT PRINTING OFFICE, noun. (archaic) (derogatory) A printing office that employs workers for low wages so as to drive rivals out of business.
RAT RACE, noun. (idiomatic) (singulare tantum) An activity or situation which is congested with participants and which is hectic or tedious, especially in the context of a busy, modern urban lifestyle.
RAT RACE, noun. (by extension) The busy, modern urban lifestyle itself.
RAT ROD, noun. A style of hot rod or custom car that imitates or exaggerates the hot rods of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. It is distinct from the "traditional" hot rod, which is an accurate re-creation or period-correct restoration of a hot rod from the same era.
RAT RODS, noun. Plural of rat rod
RAT RUN, noun. (idiomatic) A small, usually minor road used by a significant amount of traffic as a short cut or to avoid congestion on more major routes.
RAT RUN, verb. (idiomatic) To drive through residential streets to avoid congestion on the main roads.
RAT RUNNER, noun. A motorist who drives through residential streets to avoid traffic congestion on the main roads.
RAT RUNNING, verb. Present participle of rat run
RAT SHOT, noun. (firearms) A rifle or pistol cartridge containing small shot instead of a single projectile.
RAT SNAKE, noun. Any of many medium to large colubrid constrictors of a kind found through a great portion of the Northern Hemisphere, primarily feeding on rodents and birds.
RAT THROUGH, verb. (transitive) To rummage
RAT TRAP, noun. A device used for capturing rats.
RAT TRAP, noun. A type of bicycle pedal made of metal with no rubber.
RAT TRAPS, noun. Plural of rat trap
RAT WALL, noun. A thin barrier of concrete or similar material, buried around a building's foundation to keep rats out.

Dictionary definition

RAT, noun. Any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse.
RAT, noun. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
RAT, noun. A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'".
RAT, noun. One who reveals confidential information in return for money.
RAT, noun. A pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure.
RAT, verb. Desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage.
RAT, verb. Employ scabs or strike breakers in.
RAT, verb. Take the place of work of someone on strike.
RAT, verb. Give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat.
RAT, verb. Catch rats, especially with dogs.
RAT, verb. Give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam".

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