[ rat-ee ]
/ ˈræt i /

adjective, rat·ti·er, rat·ti·est.

full of rats.
of or characteristic of a rat.
wretched; shabby: a ratty, old overcoat.
Slang. irritable or angry; bad-tempered; nasty: I always feel ratty when I wake up.

Origin of ratty

First recorded in 1860–65; rat + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for ratty

/ (ˈrætɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest

British and NZ informal irritable; annoyed
informal (of the hair) unkempt or greasy
US and Canadian slang shabby; dilapidated
Australian slang
  1. angry
  2. mad
of, like, or full of rats

Derived forms of ratty

rattily, adverbrattiness, noun
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