wharf rat definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- any of various rats found around wharves
- a vagrant or petty criminal who haunts wharves
wharf rat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A rat that infests wharves and ships.
- Slang A person who frequents wharves.