ratty(redirected from rattier)
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adj. rat·ti·er, rat·ti·est
1. Of or characteristic of rats.
2. Infested with rats.
3. Dilapidated; shabby.
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. informal Brit and NZ irritable; annoyed
2. informal (of the hair) unkempt or greasy
3. slang US and Canadian shabby; dilapidated
5. of, like, or full of rats
adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
1. full of rats.
2. of or characteristic of a rat.
3. wretched; shabby.
4. irritable; angry.
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|Adj.||1.||ratty - of or characteristic of rats|
|2.||ratty - showing signs of wear and tear; "a ratty old overcoat"; "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"|
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
|3.||ratty - dirty and infested with rats|
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
(British) (= irritable) → grincheux/euse
(US) (= shabby) → miteux/euse
ratty[ˈrætɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Brit) (fam) → incavolato/a
to get ratty → incavolarsi