of or characteristic of a
a ratty, old overcoat.
irritable or angry; bad-tempered; nasty:
I always feel ratty when I wake up.
) irritable; annoyed
(of the hair) unkempt or greasy
) shabby; dilapidated
of, like, or full of rats
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More than often, this rather selfish debate seems to take an hour or more, which makes me pretty ratty by the morning.
My ratty old toy box was animated into a rectangular troll that had eaten all of my favorite possessions.
The office was in a ratty downtown building above a magic shop.
Its rough, ratty-looking surface was a prime breeding ground for a clot.
There were always a couple of these sounding sticks kicking around in the ratty sub-cushion regions of a flivver.
At its center is what looks to be a ratty, decaying recliner.
You're sure your ratty underwear is showing, and you're a charlatan and a fraud.
Second, my ratty torn stuff is much more comfortable than the new stuff.
The distributors thought it was much too ratty for the theater.
They're a ragged group in knit caps and ratty coats, hunched over their keyboards.
It only took a couple of minutes to leave all that foliage looking ratty for the rest of the season.
The detritus was the usual: ratty couches, empty paint cans, old mattresses.
The brother's abandoned bedroom is history: his globe, his football helmet, his ratty blue bathrobe.
Using microfilm keeps the paper records from becoming worn and ratty from too many people touching them.
Weaver said when the signs get ratty they do need to be replaced with new ones.