Translation of "rat" - English-French dictionary


noun countablerat /ræt/
a long-tailed rodent
rat masculine

rat poison
informal a dishonest or disloyal person
offensive salaud masculine

You lying rat!
Toi, salaud de menteur !

(Translation of “rat” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /rat/

a small animal with a long tail, like a mouse but larger

The rats have eaten holes in those bags of flour.

an offensive word for an unpleasant and untrustworthy person

You dirty rat!
rat race

the fierce, unending competition for success etc.

recherche effrénée de la réussite
smell a rat

to have a feeling that something is not as it should be; to have suspicions

soupçonner qqch.
I smell a rat. This deal is too good to be true.


verb (past tense, past participle ratted)

to betray one’s friends, colleagues etc

The police know we’re here. Someone must have ratted.

(Translation of “rat” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)