Simple Definition of pack rat
: a person who collects or keeps things that are not needed
Full Definition of pack rat
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 : a person who collects or hoards especially unneeded items
Examples of pack rat
I'm a terrible pack rat. I never throw anything away.
First Known Use of pack rat
Rhymes with pack rat
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