Definition of rug rat in English:

rug rat


North American
  • A child.

    • ‘We've just got to let those rug rats know who's boss.’
    • ‘If you're tired of tripping over your rug rat, why not get out of the house for a few hours with your little ray of sunshine?’
    • ‘John Lithgow is equally hilarious as the finance-loving ex-husband and bad father saddled with a much younger trophy wife and manic rug rat.’
    • ‘I've never liked rug rats, and I'm not too crazy about them when they're bigger, either.’
    • ‘So I decided I would help him take care of the little rug rat while he went.’
    • ‘With that many rug rats running around, Grandpa was a wise man to keep them occupied in some way.’
    youngster, young one, little one, boy, girl
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