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Synonyms for rat
ræt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rat(noun)

    any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse

    Synonyms:
    betrayer, git, puke, rotter, dirty dog, strikebreaker, stinker, informer, scab, squealer, skunk, scum bag, bum, lowlife, so-and-so, stinkpot, blackleg, crumb, blabber

  2. scab, strikebreaker, blackleg, rat(noun)

    someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike

    Synonyms:
    betrayer, git, puke, rotter, dirty dog, strikebreaker, stinker, informer, scab, squealer, skunk, scum bag, bum, lowlife, so-and-so, stinkpot, blackleg, crumb, blabber

  3. rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git(noun)

    a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

    "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"

    Synonyms:
    vomit, lemon, keister, pot, wood pussy, seat, behind, crumb, butt, nates, hobo, skunk, rear end, blackleg, scum bag, locoweed, sens, barf, layabout, bottom, can, stern, git, informer, fundament, stinker, weed, posterior, buttocks, do-nothing, puke, polecat, stinkpot, backside, bum, grass, green goddess, betrayer, musk turtle, tail, idler, buns, arse, hindquarters, tail end, tush, sess, derriere, so-and-so, vomitus, hind end, rotter, dirty dog, ass, lowlife, tramp, rump, prat, strikebreaker, squealer, fanny, rear, dope, gage, shutout, smoke, loafer, scab, blabber, tooshie

  4. informer, betrayer, rat, squealer, blabber(noun)

    one who reveals confidential information in return for money

    Synonyms:
    double-dealer, puke, rotter, dirty dog, git, double-crosser, strikebreaker, stinker, hog, grunter, informer, so-and-so, pig, squealer, skunk, betrayer, traitor, scum bag, scab, lowlife, bum, stinkpot, blackleg, crumb, blabber, two-timer

  5. rat(verb)

    a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure

    Synonyms:
    betrayer, git, puke, rotter, dirty dog, strikebreaker, stinker, informer, scab, squealer, skunk, scum bag, bum, lowlife, so-and-so, stinkpot, blackleg, crumb, blabber

  6. rat(verb)

    desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage

    Synonyms:
    give away, scab, snitch, fink, betray, denounce, shit, shop, blackleg, tell on, grass, stag

  7. rat(verb)

    employ scabs or strike breakers in

    Synonyms:
    give away, scab, snitch, fink, betray, denounce, shit, shop, blackleg, tell on, grass, stag

  8. fink, scab, rat, blackleg(verb)

    take the place of work of someone on strike

    Synonyms:
    give away, snitch, scab, tell on, confess, fink, betray, denounce, shit, shop, blackleg, squeal, grass, stag

  9. rat(verb)

    give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat

    Synonyms:
    give away, scab, snitch, fink, betray, denounce, shit, shop, blackleg, tell on, grass, stag

  10. rat(verb)

    catch rats, especially with dogs

    Synonyms:
    give away, scab, snitch, fink, betray, denounce, shit, shop, blackleg, tell on, grass, stag

  11. denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag(verb)

    give away information about somebody

    "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"

    Synonyms:
    thieve, cop, betray, hook, buy at, stag, let on, mark, stool, reveal, spy, disclose, deceive, expose, defecate, fail, take a shit, frequent, sell, browse, bewray, snoop, snitch, make, brand, fink, lead astray, ca-ca, cheat, shit, give away, grass, break, wander, sleuth, sponsor, crap, shop, glom, grass over, divulge, stigmatize, patronise, shop at, stigmatise, knock off, blackleg, bring out, take a crap, denounce, cuckold, unwrap, patronize, tell on, cheat on, discover, scab, let out

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rat(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    desert one's party (from interested motives), bolt

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rat":

    rats, council, snitch, mole, informer, squealer, c.i., hellhole, rtw

How to pronounce rat?

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Indian

How to say rat in sign language?

  1. rat

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How to use rat in a sentence?

  1. Paul Gruchow:

    It is one thing to decry the rat race...that is the good and honorable work of moralists. It is quite another thing to quit the rat race, to drop out, to refuse to run any further--that is the work of the individualist. It is offensive because it is impolite it makes the rebuke personal the individualist calls not his or her behavior into question, but mine.

  2. Gary Lewin:

    Mole rat colonies are incredibly xenophobic. If a mole rat comes from a different colony, within minutes, they are recognized and usually killed by the colony it invades.

  3. Louis Ferrante:

    But the fact that he was a rat, ratting out prisoners ... they're going to be spitting on him.

  4. Director Comey:

    This is the President of the United States calling a witness, who has cooperated with Justice Department a rat, we have to stop being numb to it ; whether you're Republican or Democrat, stand on your feet, overcome your shame and say something.

  5. Harry Emerson Fosdick:

    Hating people is like burning down your house to get rid of a rat.

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