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[ rat-n ]
/ ˈræt n /

noun Dialect.

a rat.

Nearby words

rattlesnake weed, rattletrap, rattling, rattlingly, rattly, ratton, rattoon, rattrap, ratty, ratushinskaya, rau

Origin of ratton

1250–1300; Middle English ratoun < Old French raton, diminutive of rat rat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ratton

  • A sharper, seawnder set o' dog-teeth never snapt at a ratton!

    Lancashire Sketches|Edwin Waugh
  • The Rat occurs in the arms of Ratton, which is a peculiarly good example of a canting coat.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies