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pack rat

noun

Simple Definition of pack rat

  • : a person who collects or keeps things that are not needed

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pack rat

  1. 1 :  wood rat; especially :  a bushy-tailed rodent (Neotoma cinerea) of western North America that has well-developed cheek pouches and that hoards food and miscellaneous objects

  2. 2 :  a person who collects or hoards especially unneeded items

Examples of pack rat in a sentence

  1. I'm a terrible pack rat. I never throw anything away.



1885

First Known Use of pack rat

1885


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