rottan

noun

rot·​tan
variants or less commonly rotten
ˈrätᵊn
plural -s
chiefly dialectal
: rat

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rottan. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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