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Definition 1: of or characteristic of rats - [adjective denoting pert]

Definition 2: dirty and infested with rats - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(ratty is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 3: showing signs of wear and tear - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ratty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ratty old overcoat
  • shabby furniture
  • an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains

Synonyms for ratty in the sense of this definition

(ratty is similar to ...) affected by wear; damaged by long use

"worn threads on the screw" "a worn suit" "the worn pockets on the jacket"

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