Definition of desert rat in English:

desert rat

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noun

informal
  • A soldier of the 7th British armoured division (with the jerboa as a badge) in the North African desert campaign of 1941-2.
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    • It is interesting to note that we are about to celebrate the end of the war in 1945 in which our member spent five years as a desert rat defending democracy, only to be troubled by louts at the age of 83.
    • The former desert rat was being forced to give up his home help support after the weekly cost more than trebled.
    • He was a desert rat with the 8th Army in North Africa and then a Chindit behind Japanese lines in Burma.

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