Noun. Name given to homeless youth along University way in Seattle Washington. A close knit group of survivors bound together by blood and tears, Usually left their homes due to abuse and or neglect. They formed tight circles to withstand prejudice and harassment by local "frat boys".
Most still keep in touch and regard each other as family. A noble group who came together to survive at all costs. They were vicious when threatened or cornered but mainly minded their own business, All but gone, the orphan core has risen in the rats wake, a poor collection of wannabes and poseurs.
"Those ave rats are some tough bastards, huh?"