rug rat

noun

Definition of rug rat 

slang

: a child not yet old enough for school

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Your standard maternal protagonist is not dropping a trail of pacifiers behind her, swilling goblets of red wine the minute her rug rats are in bed, and secretly vaping in the linen closet? Chloe Schama, Vogue, "In Sharon Horgan’s Motherland, All Moms Are Bad Moms," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of rug rat

circa 1970, in the meaning defined above

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