Rat-catcher



[rat-kach-er] /ˈrætˌkætʃ ər/

noun
1.
a person, animal, or thing that catches and exterminates , especially a person whose business it is to rid a property of .
2.
Chiefly British. an informal fox-hunting costume, as a tweed jacket and tan riding breeches.
noun
1.
a person whose job is to destroy or drive away vermin, esp rats
n.

1590s, from rat (n.) + catcher.

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