Definition of Ratting

1. Noun. To furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors).

Exact synonyms: Informing
Generic synonyms: Disclosure, Revealing, Revelation
Derivative terms: Inform, Rat



Definition of Ratting

1. n. The conduct or practices of one who rats. See Rat, v. i., 1.

Definition of Ratting

1. Verb. (present participle of rat) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ratting

1. rat [v] - See also: rat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ratting

ratteners
rattening
rattens
ratter
ratteries
ratters
rattery
ratticide
ratticides
rattier
rattiest
rattily
rattiness
rattinet
rattinets
ratting (current term)
rattings
rattish
rattle
rattle-top
rattle down
rattle off
rattle on
rattle snake
rattle someone's cage
rattle the bones
rattle through
rattle trap
rattle weed
rattleback

Literary usage of Ratting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Publications of the Harleian Society by Harleian Society (1897)
"... May 11 Thomas Tudor & Hannah Gibbs May 10 James Rowland A Elizabeth W ratting May 11 John Coles & Elizabeth Humber May 11 Henry Streater & Jane Bunney ..."

2. A Century of Anecdote from 1760-1860 by John Timbs (1864)
"RATIONALE OF ratting—WRITTEN SPEECHES. When the late Lord Dudley began life as Mr. Ward, he embraced, like most youthful politicians, the captivating ..."

3. Political Verse by George Saintsbury (1891)
"REASONS FOR NOT ratting ' Sound opinions are like sound wine ; they are the better for keeping.'—LORD DUDLEY'S Speech. IT was my father's wine;—alas, ..."

4. Political Verse by George Saintsbury (1891)
"REASONS FOR NOT ratting ' Sound opinions are like sound wine ; they are the better fc keeping.'—LORD DUDLEY'S Speech. IT was my father's wine ;—alas, ..."

5. Stolen Waters: A Page in the Conquest of Ulster by Timothy Michael Healy (1913)
"ratting REPUBLICANS. WHEN Charles II. landed at Dover, on his Restoration (25th May, 1660), the Anglo-Irish ..."

6. A Gamekeeper's Note-book by Owen Jones, Marcus Woodward (1910)
"There is still another danger in ratting with ferrets ... On all these accounts the keeper may prefer to go ratting with an iron bar in place of a ferret. ..."

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