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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of several breeds of terrier developed to catch rats; A disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

Usage examples (35)
  • "ratter" -- superstitious Tudor sailors did not have cats on board as they were thought to bring bad luck.
  • In the Central and South American countries this snake is highly valued as a "ratter" and frequents human habitations without fear.
  • It was a fantastic story that has since ratter fizzled.
  • Sadly, I do not live up to my reputatation as a ratter. for more
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