ratbag


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ratbag

(ˈrætˌbæɡ)
n
slang a despicable person
[C20: from rat + bag]
Translations

ratbag

[ˈrætbæg] n (British)enfoiré(e) m/f rat-catcher [ˈrætkætʃər] n (= person) → dératiseur m

ratbag

n (Brit pej inf) → Schrulle f (inf)
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Other older insults, of variable force, include "moke", "idiot", from the common dialectal word for a donkey or horse; "ratbag", usually gendered, from "rat" and "bag", "woman"; "swiper", "drunk", from "swipes", a late 18th-century term for the weak beer served by the purser to a ship's crew (ultimately from the dialectal "to swipe", "to drink hastily and greedily").
STEVE ARNOLD, Guisborough Shameful theft from my doorstep TODAY some ratbag took two bags of dog biscuits off my doorstep.
The original bawdy ballad of Willie Stokes -- a selfish career criminal who dons the fur-trimmed costume for an annual scam -- remains surprisingly heartwarming without ever becoming too treacly, the perfect vehicle for Thornton's ratbag charm.
"Old ratbag" -Broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson's description of Labour MP Dennis Skinner who in the 1970s objected to a major revamp of the Parkinson TV show.
"Old ratbag" Broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson's description of Labour MP Dennis Skinner who in the 1970s objected to a major revamp of the Parkinson TV show.
"Old ratbag" - Sir Michael Parkinson's description of Labour MP Dennis Skinner who in the 1970s objected to a major revamp of the Parkinson TV show.
Parky slams Skinner MICHAEL Parkinson has branded MP Dennis Skinner an "old ratbag", claiming that he - along with the National Union for Journalists and BBC bosses - scuppered a plan for his 1970s show to be aired five nights a week.
Danny's father was a brilliant chef who created meals for his restaurant out of leftovers and roadkill until he and his French wife ended up in prison for stealing the Crown Jewels, leaving their son to live with nasty Aunty Ratbag, in the dirty, ugly town of Geezy.
The colourful Aussie has always run his own race - and admits he was "a bit of a ratbag" in his youth - but he remains a potent force at 40 and there could be a special celebration if Nashashuk gives him an 800th Hong Kong success in the 12.15.
The ratbag touts seem to have got the lot, as there are tickets going for PS298.
Over the years my chums have included Ratbag, AKB, Hinch and Baggers.
Earlier this year, Barry made headlines for making controversial comments about transgender reality star Caitlyn Jenner ut calling her 'a publicity-seeking ratbag', and for mocking the BBC for refusing to let him make jokes about Jeremy Corbyn without also ridiculing David Cameron.