ratton

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From Middle English raton, from Anglo-Norman ratoun and Middle French raton, corresponding to rat +‎ -oon.

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ratton (plural rattons)

  1. (now Northern England, Scotland, Ireland) A rat. [from 14th c.]
    • 1849, Charlotte Brontë, Shirley:
      'A Yorkshire burr,' he affirmed, 'was as much better than a cockney's lisp as a bull's bellow than a ratton’s squeak.'

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