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Rat vs. Chipmunk — What's the Difference?

Rat vs. Chipmunk — What's the Difference?

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Rat

Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents. Species of rats are found throughout the order Rodentia, but stereotypical rats are found in the genus Rattus.
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Chipmunk

Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae. Chipmunks are found in North America, with the exception of the Siberian chipmunk which is found primarily in Asia.
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Rat

A rodent that resembles a large mouse, typically having a pointed snout and a long tail. Some kinds have become cosmopolitan and are sometimes responsible for transmitting diseases.
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Chipmunk

Any of several small striped rodents of the genus Tamias, chiefly of North America.
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Rat

A despicable person, especially a man who has been deceitful or disloyal
Her rat of a husband cheated on her
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Chipmunk

A squirrel-like rodent of the genus Tamias, native mainly to North America.
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Rat

A person who is associated with or frequents a specified place
LA mall rats
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Chipmunk

(transitive) To speed up (an audio recording, especially a song), to make the voices high-pitched.
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Rat

A pad used to give shape and fullness to a woman's hair.
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Chipmunk

(transitive) To fill (one's mouth or cheeks) with food.
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Rat

Used to express mild annoyance or irritation.
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Chipmunk

(transitive) To stuff (food) into one's mouth or cheeks, sometimes as part of competitive eating.
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Rat

Hunt or kill rats
Ratting is second nature to a Jack Russell
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Chipmunk

A squirrel-like animal of the genus Tamias, sometimes called the striped squirrel, chipping squirrel, ground squirrel, hackee. The common species of the United States is the Tamias striatus.
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Rat

Desert one's party, side, or cause
Many of the clans rallied to his support, others ratted and joined the King's forces
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Chipmunk

Chipmunk of western America and Asia
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Rat

Shape (hair) with a rat.
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Rat

Any of various long-tailed rodents resembling mice but larger, especially one of the genus Rattus.
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Rat

Any of various animals similar to one of these long-tailed rodents.
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Rat

A despicable person, especially one who betrays or informs upon associates.
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Rat

A scab laborer.
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Rat

A pad of material, typically hair, worn as part of a woman's coiffure to puff out her own hair.
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Rat

(Slang) A person who frequently passes time at a particular place. Often used in combination
A rink rat.
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Rat

To hunt for or catch rats, especially with the aid of dogs.
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Rat

(Slang) To reveal incriminating or embarrassing information about someone, especially to a person in authority
Ratted on his best friend to the police.
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Rat

(Slang) To work as a scab laborer.
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Rat

To puff out (the hair) with or as if with a pad of material.
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Rat

(zoology) A medium-sized rodent belonging to the genus Rattus.
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Rat

(informal) Any of the numerous members of several rodent families (e.g. voles and mice) that resemble true rats in appearance, usually having a pointy snout, a long, bare tail, and body length greater than about 12 cm, or 5 inches.
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Rat

(informal) A person who is known for betrayal; a scoundrel; a quisling.
Rat bastard
What a rat, leaving us stranded here!
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Rat

(informal) An informant or snitch.
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Rat

(informal) A scab: a worker who acts against trade union policies.
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Rat

(slang) A person who routinely spends time at a particular location.
Our teenager has become a mall rat.
He loved hockey and was a devoted rink rat.
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Rat

A wad of shed hair used as part of a hairstyle.
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Rat

A roll of material used to puff out the hair, which is turned over it.
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Rat

Vagina.
Get your rat out.
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Rat

(regional) A scratch or a score.
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Rat

A place in the sea with rapid currents and crags where a ship is likely to be torn apart in stormy weather.
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Rat

(usually with “on” or “out”) To betray a person or party, especially by telling their secret to an authority or an enemy; to turn someone in.
He ratted on his coworker.
He is going to rat us out!
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Rat

To work as a scab, going against trade union policies.
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Rat

(of a dog, etc.) To kill rats.
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Rat

(regional) To scratch or score.
He ratted a vertical line on his face with a pocket knife.
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Rat

To tear, rip, rend.
Ratted to shreds.
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Rat

Damn, drat, blast; used in oaths.
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Rat

One of several species of small rodents of the genus Rattus (formerly included in Mus) and allied genera, of the family Muridae, distinguished from mice primarily by being larger. They infest houses, stores, and ships, especially the Norway rat, also called brown rat, (Rattus norvegicus formerly Mus decumanus), the black rat (Rattus rattus formerly Mus rattus), and the roof rat (formerly Mus Alexandrinus, now included in Rattus rattus). These were introduced into America from the Old World. The white rat used most commonly in laboratories is primarily a strain derived from Rattus rattus.
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Rat

A round and tapering mass of hair, or similar material, used by women to support the puffs and rolls of their natural hair.
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Rat

One who deserts his party or associates; hence, in the trades, one who works for lower wages than those prescribed by a trades union.
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Rat

In English politics, to desert one's party from interested motives; to forsake one's associates for one's own advantage; in the trades, to work for less wages, or on other conditions, than those established by a trades union.
Coleridge . . . incurred the reproach of having ratted, solely by his inability to follow the friends of his early days.
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Rat

To catch or kill rats.
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Rat

To be an informer (against an associate); to inform (on an associate); to squeal; - used commonly in the phrase to rat on.
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Rat

Any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
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Rat

Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
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Rat

A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible;
Only a rotter would do that
Kill the rat
Throw the bum out
You cowardly little pukes!
The British call a contemptible person a `git'
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Rat

One who reveals confidential information in return for money
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Rat

A pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure
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Rat

Desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage
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Rat

Employ scabs or strike breakers in
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Rat

Take the place of work of someone on strike
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Rat

Give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat
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Rat

Catch rats, especially with dogs
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Rat

Give away information about somebody;
He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam
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