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    rat - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rat

    Definition
    (noun) any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse Definition
    (noun) someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    Synonyms : blackleg , scab , strikebreaker
    Definition
    (noun) a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    Example Sentence
    • 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'
    Definition
    (noun) one who reveals confidential information in return for money
    Synonyms : betrayer , blabber , informer , squealer
    Definition
    (noun) a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure Definition
    (verb) desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage Definition
    (verb) employ scabs or strike breakers in Definition
    (verb) take the place of work of someone on strike
    Synonyms : blackleg , fink , scab
    Definition
    (verb) give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat Definition
    (verb) catch rats, especially with dogs Definition
    (verb) give away information about somebody
    Synonyms : betray , denounce , give away , grass , shit , shop , snitch , stag , tell on
    Example Sentence
    • He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam
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