rat·​ton ˈra-tᵊn How to pronounce ratton (audio)
chiefly dialectal
: rat

Word History


Middle English ratoun, from Anglo-French, diminutive of rat, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English ræt rat

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ratton was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Ratton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ratton. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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