water rat definition by Webster's New World
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- any of various rodents that live on the banks of streams and ponds
- ☆ muskrat
water rat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Any of various semiaquatic rodents, especially Neofiber alleni, of Florida and southern Georgia, closely related to and resembling the muskrat.b. See muskrat.
- Slang A petty thief or ruffian who frequents waterfronts.