ratty
adjective (rattier; -est) Date: 1865 1. a. infested with rats b. of, relating to, or suggestive of a rat 2. shabby, unkempt <
a ratty brown overcoat — John Lardner
>
3. a. despicable, treacherous b. irritable <
feeling ratty as hell — Richard Bissell
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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