ratbag
noun Date: 1890 chiefly Australian a stupid, eccentric, or disagreeable person

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  • ratbag — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ an unpleasant or disliked person …   English terms dictionary

  • ratbag — UK [ˈrætˌbæɡ] / US [ˈrætbæɡ] noun [countable] Word forms ratbag : singular ratbag plural ratbags British very informal someone who is unpleasant to other people. This word can sometimes be used in a friendly way …   English dictionary

  • ratbag — /ˈrætbæg / (say ratbag) noun Colloquial 1. a rascal; rogue. 2. a person of eccentric or nonconforming ideas or behaviour. 3. a person whose preoccupation with a particular theory or belief is seen as obsessive or discreditable: that Marxist… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ratbag — noun A despicable person. Then he went and sneaked on me to my boss. What a ratbag! …   Wiktionary

  • ratbag — n Australian a despicable, disreputable or obnoxious person. This term of abuse originated in Australia where it derived either literally from a bag used by a rat catcher or from the notion of a bag full of rats as the epitome of obnoxiousness.… …   Contemporary slang

  • ratbag — [[t]ræ̱tbæg[/t]] ratbags N COUNT (disapproval) If you call someone a ratbag, you are insulting them. [BRIT, INFORMAL] Lying ratbags, that s what they are …   English dictionary

  • Ratbag — mild insult: not a nice person; worthless, despicable, unreliable person; eccentric, crank, fanatic, queer person; Someone who does not behave properly; weirdo …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • ratbag — I Australian Slang mild insult: not a nice person; worthless, despicable, unreliable person; eccentric, crank, fanatic, queer person; Someone who does not behave properly; weirdo II Australian English Someone who does not behave properly …   English dialects glossary

  • ratbag — rat|bag [ˈrætbæg] n BrE informal an unpleasant person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ratbag — n. (British Slang) unpleasant person, person who is disliked; weirdo …   English contemporary dictionary

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