variants or less commonly rotten
plural -s
chiefly dialectal
: rat

Word History


Middle English rotten, alteration of ratoun

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rottan was in 1573

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“Rottan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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