Definition of ratbag in English:


Line breaks: rat¦bag
Pronunciation: /ˈratbag


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.

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