rathole

noun

Definition of rathole

  1. 1a :  a rat's burrow b :  a hole gnawed by a rat

  2. 2a :  a narrow opening, tunnel, or passageway b :  a cramped space (as for storage or living quarters); especially :  one that is oppressive or filthy cooped up in a rathole like this — Jack Ward

  3. 3 :  a seemingly bottomless or unfillable hole his last pile of money … went down the rathole when he tried to save an old friend from bankruptcy — Stanley Walker

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