rat-catcher

ratcatcher

[rat-kach-er]
noun
1.
a person, animal, or thing that catches and exterminates rats, especially a person whose business it is to rid a property of rats.
2.
Chiefly British. an informal fox-hunting costume, as a tweed jacket and tan riding breeches.

Origin:
1585–95; rat + catcher

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rat-catcher
 
n
a person whose job is to destroy or drive away vermin, esp rats

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