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  Definition of rat
  1. any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  2. a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman''s coiffure
  3. one who reveals confidential information in return for money
  4. a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git''"
  5. someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
  6. catch rats, especially with dogs
  7. give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat
  8. take the place of work of someone on strike
  9. employ scabs or strike breakers in
  10. desert one''s party or group of friends, for example, for one''s personal advantage
Similar Words: informer, betrayer, squealer, blabber, rotter, dirty dog, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git, scab, strikebreaker, blackleg

 

Hyponyms: pocket rat, brown rat, Norway rat, Rattus norvegicus, black rat, roof rat, Rattus rattus, bandicoot rat, mole rat, jerboa rat, rice rat, Oryzomys palustris, fink, snitch, snitcher, stoolpigeon, stoolie, sneak, sneaker, canary, nark, copper's nark, supergrass

 

Part Meronyms: hairdo, hair style, coiffure

 

Derivational Morphology: spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab out, chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, gibber, blabber, gabble, confess, squeal, shrive, betray, sell, inform, scab, blackleg, rat terrier, ratter, strikebreaker, deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, rotter, dirty dog, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git

 

Anagrams: art, tar

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: rot   Albanian: miu i gjirizeve  
Basque: arratoi   Belarusian: пацук  
Bosnian: pacov   Breton: razh  
Bulgarian: плъх   Catalan: rata  
Chinese: 老鼠   Croatian: štakor  
Danish: rotte   Dutch: rat  
Esperanto: rato   Estonian: rott  
Finnish: rotta   French: rat  
Frisian: rôt   Galician: rata  
German: Ratte   Greek: αρουραίος  
Hungarian: patkány   Icelandic: rotta  
Interlingua: ratto   Irish: francach dubh  
Italian: topo   Japanese:  
Korean:   Latin: mus  
Latvian: žurka   Lithuanian: žiurkė  
Macedonian: стаорец   Malay: tikus  
Malayalam: എലി   Maltese: far  
Norwegian: rotte   Polish: szczur  
Portuguese: rato   Romanian: şobolan  
Russian: крыса   Slovak: potkan  
Slovene: podgana   Spanish: rata  
Swahili: panya   Swedish: råtta  
Tagalog: daga   Telugu: ఎలుక  
Turkish: sıçan   Ukrainian: пацюк  
Vietnamese: chuột   Welsh: llygoden fawr  
 
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