Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or characteristic of rats.
  • adj. Infested with rats.
  • adj. Dilapidated; shabby.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Similar to a rat; ratlike.
  • adj. Infested with rats.
  • adj. In poor condition or repair; worn out; battered; tattered; torn.
  • adj. Irritable, annoyed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Looking like a rat; smelling like a rat; hence, dirty.
  • Miserable; wretched; poor.
  • Full of rats: as, a ratty cellar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. dirty and infested with rats
  • adj. showing signs of wear and tear
  • adj. of or characteristic of rats

Etymologies

From rat +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)

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