Definition of rat-catcher in English:



  • A person whose job is to catch or destroy rats.

    • ‘He had a burning ambition to be a rat-catcher at an early age.’
    • ‘A few years ago, Owen, from Glusburn, would have been called the rat-catcher.’
    • ‘It is equally attractive to rats and is often used by rat-catchers to bait their traps.’
    • ‘Well, this compositional choice surely started with the rhetorical opposition between the local rat-catchers and the western scientists.’
    • ‘We need to be problem solvers, like rat-catchers and firemen.’