a device for catching rats.
a run-down, filthy, or dilapidated place.
a difficult, involved, or entangling situation.
[rat-trap] /ˈrætˌtræp/ noun 1. a device for catching rats. 2. a run-down, filthy, or dilapidated place. 3. a difficult, involved, or entangling situation. noun 1. a device for catching rats 2. (informal) a type of bicycle pedal having serrated steel foot pads and a toe clip n. late 15c., from rat (n.) + trap (n.).
- Rat-trap cheese
noun cheddar cheese ; also called rat cheese Examples Rat-trap cheese is cheddar with an especially strong odor. Word Origin by 1910
/ˌrætuːˈʃɪnskaɪjɑː/ noun 1. Irina (ɪˈriːnə). born 1954, Russian poet and writer: imprisoned (1983–86) in a Soviet labour camp on charges of subversion. Her publications include Poems (1984), Grey is the Colour of Hope (1988), and The Odessans (1992)
[rat-ee] /ˈræt i/ adjective, rattier, rattiest. 1. full of . 2. of or characteristic of a . 3. wretched; shabby: a ratty, old overcoat. 4. Slang. irritable or angry; bad-tempered; nasty: I always feel ratty when I wake up. /ˈrætɪ/ adjective -tier, -tiest 1. (Brit & NZ, informal) irritable; annoyed 2. (informal) (of the hair) […]