a terrier of any of several breeds developed especially for catching rats, as the Manchester terrier.
[rat] /ræt/ noun 1. any of several long-tailed rodents of the family Muridae, of the genus Rattus and related genera, distinguished from the mouse by being larger. 2. any of various similar or related animals. 3. Slang. a scoundrel. 4. Slang. 5. Slang. a person who frequents a specified place: a mall rat; gym rats. […]
[rat-l] /ˈræt l/ verb (used without object), rattled, rattling. 1. to give out or cause a rapid succession of short, sharp sounds, as in consequence of agitation and repeated concussions: The windows rattled in their frames. 2. to move or go, especially rapidly, with such sounds: The car rattled along the highway. 3. to talk […]
[rat-ish] /ˈræt ɪʃ/ adjective 1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling a . 2. infested with . /ˈrætɪʃ/ adjective 1. of, resembling, or infested with rats
[rat-l-breyn] /ˈræt lˌbreɪn/ noun 1. a giddy, empty-headed, talkative person. noun A silly or stupid person; scatterbrain: Mother would like to travel around but not with an old rattlebrain like you driving (first form 1709+, second 1641+)