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Definition of "ratty" [ratty]

  • Of or characteristic of rats. (adjective)
  • Infested with rats. (adjective)
  • Dilapidated; shabby. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ratty" in a sentence
  • "Cages holding lumps in ratty jackets lined the opposite wall."
  • "He was dressed in ratty jeans and an old green field jacket."
  • "Used and ratty is fine as I am not going to use it for pasta."