mall rat

Related to mall rat: mole rat

mall rat

(mɔːl)
n
slang chiefly US and South African a youngster who spends much of his or her time in shopping malls

mall′ rat`


n.
Slang. a person, esp. a teenager, who frequents shopping malls to socialize, window-shop, etc.
[1980–85]
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