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ratty

adjective rat·ty \ˈra-tē\

: in very bad condition

: easily angered or annoyed

rat·ti·errat·ti·est

Full Definition of RATTY

1
a :  infested with rats
b :  of, relating to, or suggestive of a rat
2
:  shabby, unkempt <a ratty brown overcoat — John Lardner>
3
a :  despicable, treacherous
b :  irritable <feeling ratty as hell — Richard Bissell>

Examples of RATTY

  1. Those shoes are getting pretty ratty.
  2. <some ratty old magazines were the only reading material in the mountaintop cabin>

First Known Use of RATTY

1865
RATTIER Defined for Kids

ratty

adjective rat·ty \ˈra-tē\
rat·ti·errat·ti·est

Definition of RATTY for Kids

:  in bad condition :  shabby <a ratty old sweater>

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