Definition of ratbag in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈratbaɡ/


British informal
An unpleasant or disliked person: she’s a snobby old ratbag [as modifier]: they blamed the ratbag photographer
More example sentences
  • Eventually the old ratbag was carried away screaming across the lawn by two secret service chaps.
  • In Britain the grasping cheating ratbags use the cheapest possible paper, full of acid, that goes brown and falls apart after a couple of years.
  • I used to think 90 per cent of the human race were a bunch of ratbags.


Late 19th century (originally Australian): from rat + bag.

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