follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

ratfink

[rat-fingk] /ˈrætˌfɪŋk/
noun, Slang.
1.
fink (defs 3, 4).
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; rat + fink
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for rat fink

ratfink

/ˈrætˌfɪŋk/
noun
1.
(slang, mainly US & Canadian) a contemptible or undesirable person
Word Origin
C20: from rat + fink
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for rat fink

rat fink

modifier

: the rat-fink Eastern press

noun phrase

A treacherous and disgusting person; bastard, shitheel: that rat-fink Danny's kid (1963+ Teenagers)

[perhaps originally fr labor-union use, since both terms mean ''scab'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for ratfink

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for rat

3
3
Scrabble Words With Friends