rat-tier

ratty

[rat-ee]
adjective, rattier, rattiest.
1.
full of rats.
2.
of or characteristic of a rat.
3.
wretched; shabby: a ratty, old overcoat.
4.
Slang. irritable or angry; bad-tempered; nasty: I always feel ratty when I wake up.

Origin:
1860–65; rat + -y1

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ratty (ˈrætɪ)
 
adj , -tier, -tiest
1.  informal (Brit), (NZ) irritable; annoyed
2.  informal (of the hair) unkempt or greasy
3.  slang (US), (Canadian) shabby; dilapidated
4.  slang (Austral)
 a.  angry
 b.  mad
5.  of, like, or full of rats
 
'rattily
 
adv
 
'rattiness
 
n

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