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rat

Synonyms of rat in English:

noun

  • 1 her rat of a husband cheated her
    informalbeast, pig, swine, bastard, creep, louse, snake, snake in the grass, bum, lowlife, scumbag, heel, skunk, dog, weasel
    British informalscrote
    North American informalrat fink
    Irish informalsleeveen
    Australian informaldingo
    vulgar slangshit
  • 2 the most famous rat in mob history
    informalsnitch, finger, squealer, nose
    British informalgrass, supergrass, nark, snout
    Scottish & Northern Irish informaltout
    North American informalfink, stoolie
    Australian informalfizgig, pimp, shelf
  • exclamation

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  • Rats! I've lost my ticket!
    British bother
    informaldrat, sugar, botheration, flip, flipping heck/hell
    British informaldash, blooming heck/hell, blinking heck/hell
    North American informaldoggone it, shucks, shoot, tarnation
    Indian informalarré
    datedconfound it, pish
  • verb

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    Phrases

    rat on

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  • 1 we may have been poor but ratting on our friends was something we didn't do
    inform on/against, betray, be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, break one's promise to, break faith with, sell out, stab someone in the back
    British informalgrass on, shop
    North American informalrat out, finger, drop a/the dime on
    Australian informalpimp on, pool, put someone's pot on
  • 2 he accused the government of ratting on an earlier pledge
    break, renege on, go back on, back out of, default on, welsh on;
    break one's word
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