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pack rat

noun

: 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

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

First Known Use of PACK RAT

1885

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