ratbag

noun
rat·​bag | \ ˈrat-ˌbag How to pronounce ratbag (audio) \

Definition of ratbag

chiefly Australia
: a stupid, eccentric, or disagreeable person

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Examples of ratbag in a Sentence

some ratbag who couldn't survive a day in the outback

First Known Use of ratbag

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ratbag was in 1890

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“Ratbag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ratbag. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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