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Definition of rats

used to express disappointment, frustration, or disgust

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Synonyms for rats

Synonyms

faugh, fie, phew, phooey, ugh, yech (or yecch), yuck (also yuk)

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Examples of rats in a Sentence

rats, I can't believe anyone would say such a hateful thing

First Known Use of rats

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rats was in 1818

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English Language Learners Definition of rats

informal used to express disappointment or annoyance

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