rug rat
noun Date: 1975 slang a child not yet old enough for school

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rug rat — rug ,rat noun count AMERICAN HUMOROUS a very young child, especially one that has started to CRAWL (=move along the ground) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rug rat — noun : child : kid adopt some little rug rats Joseph Wambaugh * * * rug rat noun (N American slang) A child, esp one not yet walking • • • Main Entry: ↑rug * * * rug rat UK US …   Useful english dictionary

  • rug rat — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rug rat : singular rug rat plural rug rats American humorous a very young child, especially one that has started to crawl (= move along the ground) …   English dictionary

  • rug rat — noun usually a little child, up to the age of six years. Now listen, you little rug rat, I said threateningly, Im going to wash your hair and that is it. Get it? Syn: ankle biter, brat …   Wiktionary

  • rug rat — /ˈrʌg ræt/ (say rug rat) noun Colloquial a small child, especially one at the crawling stage …   Australian English dictionary

  • rug rat — AND ankle biter n. a child. □ You got any ankle biters at your house? □ Hey, you cute little rug rat, come over here …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • rug rat — n a child. A phrase which, like the synony mous ankle biter, has become popular, especially in young middle class families, since the 1980s. Rug bug and carpet rat are alternative forms. The phrase was popularised by its adoption as the title of… …   Contemporary slang

  • rug rat — I n A small child. I m just not ready for a steady job and a house full of rug rats. 1970s II np Small child. Pam is married now, with two rug rats. 1970s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • rug rat — n. child; kid. Any rug rats at home? …   English slang

  • Rug-rat — small child, especially one at the crawling stage …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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