wharf rat

Primary Meanings of wharf rat

1.
n
brown rat that infests wharves
2.
n
someone who lives near wharves and lives by pilfering from ships or warehouses
Full Definitions of wharf rat
1

n brown rat that infests wharves

Type of:
Norway rat, Rattus norvegicus, brown rat
common domestic rat; serious pest worldwide
2

n someone who lives near wharves and lives by pilfering from ships or warehouses

Type of:
pilferer, sneak thief, snitcher
a thief who steals without using violence

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