Youth or young adults who typically congregate at their local Wal-Mart. It is more common at Supercenters, but it can also take place at a smaller, traditional location.
Wal-rat originated from the word mallrat
, the latter being part of American life for teenagers for over 20 years. As Wal-Mart continues to grow, Wal-rats will also continue to flourish.
Rural areas that do not have a shopping mall but only a Wal-Mart are usually popular locations for Wal-rats. Moreover, it is also an alternative hangout for mallrats to congregate, especially to avoid the stringent rules that mall security
can enforce upon its patrons.