A person, gender non-specific, who uses the low income nature of the ghetto for their own self defined reasons. The 'hood' nature of this noun can refer to clothing that is contemporary to urban culture. Hooded shirts or coats have a definitive logo nature to the fashion of these people, but in no way means they are definitely wearing a hooded piece of fashion. The rat
aspect of these individuals can refer to their self centered need to gain either material or social gains. Scurrying
through cultures taking anything they can to obtain a status that means something to their center of the universe
mentality. Can be verb-a-tised
to refer to their actual actions. Nationality and ethnicity have no bearing on who can be called a 'hood rat'. Wealthy or poor, hood rats can easily be spotted by their actions but hard to spot sometimes because of their ability to disguise and hide behind actions and objects obtained by being selfish and cruel to others.
Example: Paris Hilton is such a hood rat.
Example: I can't believe that hood rat keeps doing heroin
in other people into the police so he/she can get paid
to keep doing heroin.
Example: If that dude keeps hood
ratting, I'm gonna bounce
on his world. Time to tune
rat up with my own hood ratability
Example: If I were a hood rat
I wouldn't have to ever work again because I will always have a way to screw
anybody who gets in my way.