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Synonyms of rat in English:


  • 1 her rat of a husband cheated her
    informal beast, pig, swine, bastard, creep, louse, snake, snake in the grass, bum, lowlife, scumbag, heel, skunk, dog, weasel
    British informal scrote
    North American informal rat fink
    Irish informal sleeveen
    Australian informal dingo
    dated rotter, cad, bounder
    vulgar slang shit
  • 2 the most famous rat in mob history
    informal snitch, finger, squealer, nose
    British informal grass, supergrass, nark, snout
    Scottish & Northern Irish informal tout
    North American informal fink, stoolie
    Australian informal fizgig, pimp, shelf
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  • Rats! I've lost my ticket!
    British  bother
    informal drat, sugar, botheration, flip, flipping heck/hell
    British informal dash, blooming heck/hell, blinking heck/hell
    North American informal doggone it, shucks, shoot, tarnation
    Indian informal arré
    dated confound it, pish
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    rat on
  • 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 informal grass on, shop
    North American informal rat out, finger, drop a/the dime on
    Australian informal pimp 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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