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rat pack


noun Slang.

a close-knit group of people with common interests who participate in various professional and recreational activities together.
Chiefly British. journalists or photographers as a group in relentless pursuit of celebrities.

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Word Origin and History for rat-pack

rat-pack


n.

"juvenile gang," 1951, from rat (n.) + pack (n.). In reference to a Hollywood circle around Frank Sinatra, from 1958.

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