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ratfink

[ rat-fingk ]
/ ˈrætˌfɪŋk /
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noun Slang.
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Origin of ratfink

First recorded in 1960–65; rat + fink
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British Dictionary definitions for ratfink

ratfink
/ (ˈrætˌfɪŋk) /

noun
slang, mainly US and Canadian a contemptible or undesirable person

Word Origin for ratfink

C20: from rat + fink
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