Definition of pack rat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    pack rat

    BrE BrE//ˈpæk ræt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæk ræt//
    Wild mammals
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  1. 1(North American English) a person who collects and stores things that they do not really need
  2. 2a small N American animal like a mouse that collects small sticks, etc. in its hole See related entries: Wild mammals
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