Sign Word List: ANIMALS: All Animals By Type
Word 47 of 122

RAT

(as in "the rodent")

Sign Notice

This is the sign for RAT and is also one way to sign FRESHMAN (as in "Freshman in College"). This variation of FRESHMAN is used predominantly at Gallaudet University because of the long standing tradition where a rat is buried to celebrate the end of their freshman year (their "rat" year). See the word FRESHMAN (as in "Freshman in College") for other signs that are also used.

What is being signed (English Meaning)

RAT (as in "the rodent")


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This Sign is Used to Say (Sign Synonyms)

Example of Usage
English Sentence

My pet rat’s name is Remy.

ASL Gloss

MY P-E-T RAT NAME WHAT? R-E-M-Y


Sign Notice

This is the sign for RAT and is also one way to sign FRESHMAN (as in "Freshman in College"). This variation of FRESHMAN is used predominantly at Gallaudet University because of the long standing tradition where a rat is buried to celebrate the end of their freshman year (their "rat" year). See the word FRESHMAN (as in "Freshman in College") for other signs that are also used.


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