Meaning: an exclamation that expresses mild annoyance
- When Denise realised she'd left her purse at home, she said, "Rats! I'll have to go back and get it."
- Jamie doesn't say much when he's playing golf, but whenever he misses a putt he says "Rats!"
Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Mattie said "Rats!" when he
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Contributor: Matt Errey