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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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From rat +‎ -y.

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