Hood Rats and slang

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 5 19:29:47 UTC 2007

>From the site cited:

"Hood Rat[:]

"An[sic] street character. Someone who hangs around the 'hood.'"

That seems gender-neutral to me.


On 9/4/07, Scot LaFaive <spiderrmonkey at hotmail.com> wrote:
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> I got curious about the term "hood rat" today and gave it a quick internet
> search. I can find citations from the mid-1990's, but I assume it is older
> than that. Also, does anyone know if the term is exclusive to females?
> BTW, I happened across this slang site. It's interesting.
> http://www.voxcommunications.com/slang15.htm
> Scot
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