ratty

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adjective rat·ty \ˈra-tē\

Definition of ratty

rattier

rattiest

  1. 1 a :  infested with rats b :  of, relating to, or suggestive of a rat

  2. 2 :  shabby, unkempt <a ratty brown overcoat — John Lardner>

  3. 3 a :  despicable, treacherous b :  irritable <feeling ratty as hell — Richard Bissell>

Examples of ratty in a sentence

  1. Those shoes are getting pretty ratty.

  2. <some ratty old magazines were the only reading material in the mountaintop cabin>

1865

First Known Use of ratty

1865


RATTY Defined for English Language Learners

ratty

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adjective rat·ty \ˈra-tē\

Definition of ratty for English Language Learners

  • : in very bad condition

  • : easily angered or annoyed


RATTY Defined for Kids

ratty

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adjective rat·ty \ˈra-tē\

Definition of ratty for Students

rattier

rattiest

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



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