- Noun. A contemptible or objectionable person, a devious schemer. Orig. Aust./N.Z.
English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.
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ratbag — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ an unpleasant or disliked person … English terms dictionary
ratbag — UK [ˈrætˌbæɡ] / US [ˈrætbæɡ] noun [countable] Word forms ratbag : singular ratbag plural ratbags British very informal someone who is unpleasant to other people. This word can sometimes be used in a friendly way … English dictionary
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ratbag — noun A despicable person. Then he went and sneaked on me to my boss. What a ratbag! … Wiktionary
ratbag — n Australian a despicable, disreputable or obnoxious person. This term of abuse originated in Australia where it derived either literally from a bag used by a rat catcher or from the notion of a bag full of rats as the epitome of obnoxiousness.… … Contemporary slang
ratbag — [[t]ræ̱tbæg[/t]] ratbags N COUNT (disapproval) If you call someone a ratbag, you are insulting them. [BRIT, INFORMAL] Lying ratbags, that s what they are … English dictionary
ratbag — noun Date: 1890 chiefly Australian a stupid, eccentric, or disagreeable person … New Collegiate Dictionary
Ratbag — mild insult: not a nice person; worthless, despicable, unreliable person; eccentric, crank, fanatic, queer person; Someone who does not behave properly; weirdo … Dictionary of Australian slang
ratbag — I Australian Slang mild insult: not a nice person; worthless, despicable, unreliable person; eccentric, crank, fanatic, queer person; Someone who does not behave properly; weirdo II Australian English Someone who does not behave properly … English dialects glossary
ratbag — rat|bag [ˈrætbæg] n BrE informal an unpleasant person … Dictionary of contemporary English
ratbag — n. (British Slang) unpleasant person, person who is disliked; weirdo … English contemporary dictionary