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ratty

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrattyrat‧ty /ˈræti/ adjective  1 British English informalBAD-TEMPERED becoming annoyed quickly or easily syn irritable I feel guilty about getting ratty with the children.2 American English informalCONDITION/STATE OF something dirty and in bad conditionshabby a ratty old sofa ratty hair
Examples from the Corpus
rattyNo joke, he said, upset neighbours could get very ratty.a ratty bathrobePhilip, alone on his blanket, a ratty beach blanket of gray flannel, stood up and waved me over.Patsy was getting ratty, Betsy was getting distressed, and Jimmy was losing all respect for his mum.A red-eyed junkie in a ratty brown coat played doorman, standing outside like a homeless guy.He had a bald spot, under a straggle of brown hair, and a ratty Fu Manchu moustache.Mrs Kulass put on a ratty fur coat, a shabby felt hat, and put her hands inside an old muff.Hitchcock gets a ratty letter for messing up his contribution to the script of Strangers On A Train.getting rattyPatsy was getting ratty, Betsy was getting distressed, and Jimmy was losing all respect for his mum.
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