Etymology
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rat-catcher (n.)

"one whose business is the catching of rats, a ratter," 1590s, from rat (n.) + catcher.

updated on April 25, 2021

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Definitions of rat-catcher from WordNet

rat-catcher (n.)
a workman employed to destroy or drive away vermin;
Synonyms: disinfestation officer
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