hoodrat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hood +‎ rat. See hood (slang), neighbourhood.

Noun[edit]

hoodrat (plural hoodrats)

  1. (slang) A sexually promiscuous girl.
    • Compton's Most Wanted - Hoodrat (song)
    • 2 Live Crew - Hoochie Mama (song)
    • The Hold Steady- Your Little Hoodrat Friend (song)
    • 2003, Alice Cepeda and Avelardo Valdez, Risk Behaviors Among Young Mexican American Gang-Associated Females: Sexual Relations, Partying, Substance Use, and Crime:
    • The 40-Year-Old Virgin (film)- "So what you just got to do is just get you a bunch of these hood rats run through them, just knock them out. Boom, boom, boom. And once you've done slayed like of them hood rats now you ready to go up to the upper echelon type ho. You know what I mean?" Jay
    • Hood Rat-K'wan, K'wan Foye (book)- "a woman of questionable repute, one who has been known to "get around" in the 'hood."

Usage notes[edit]

The term was largely used by hip-hop artists in the early 1990s.

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