[rat-uh-too-ee, -twee; French ra-ta-too-yuh] /ˌræt əˈtu i, -ˈtwi; French ra taˈtu yə/
a vegetable stew of Provence, typically consisting of eggplant, zucchini, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, and garlic, served hot or cold.
a vegetable casserole made of tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, etc, fried in oil and stewed slowly
1877, from French ratatouille (19c.), first element uncertain, second element evidently touiller “to stir up,” ultimately from Latin tudes “hammer” [Gamillscheg].
/ˈrætˌbæɡ/ noun 1. (slang) a despicable person n. also rat-bag, “unpleasant person,” 1937, from rat (n.) + bag (n.).
/ˈrætˌbæɡərɪ/ noun 1. (Austral, slang) nonsense, eccentricity
noun a thoroughly despised or wretched person; a scoundrel Examples That rat-bastard left the dishes again. Usage Note vulgar slang noun A thoroughly despised or wretched person: the rat-bastards who live here
- Rat belt
A cable tie, especially the sawtoothed, self-locking plastic kind that you can remove only by cutting (as opposed to a random twist of wire or a twist tie or one of those humongous metal clip frobs). Small cable ties are “mouse belts”. [Jargon File]