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rats
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Ratted
Ratteen
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ratter definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc. [syn: deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratter]
2: any of several breeds of terrier developed to catch rats [syn: rat terrier, ratter]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1857 one that catches rats; specifically a rat-catching dog or cat

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a dog or other animal that hunts rats. 2 sl. a person who betrays a cause, party, friend, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ratter Rat"ter, n. 1. One who, or that which, rats, as one who deserts his party. 2. Anything which catches rats; esp., a dog trained to catch rats; a rat terrier. See Terrier.



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