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Someone who was born, raised, or has most of their life in the desert and is proud of where they come from because of the beauty the desert holds. Most associated with people for the Southwest; such as Western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and parts of SoCal.
She moved to Portland, but will always be a desert rat at heart.
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by Victoriaa33 September 28, 2017
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Some one who was born or lives in the High Desert of southern California for a long time and has pride of the desert usually a punker a desert rat also usually roams the streets a lot smoke weed and drinks King Cobras
Hey man did you see Joe at the Spitting On Cops show last night?

Ya hes always at those shows what a desert rat
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anyone who lives/grew up in the desert, and therefore, by association, is/was a hick.
She is a desert rat at heart, but she's adjusted well to city-life.
by David Romano February 27, 2005
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A term for a woman who grew up in or near a desert town, and they may be REALLY hot, but something is always just a little fucked up about them
A hot chick who seems normal at first glance.... but she has 12 kids and a meth addicted ex husband who is naturally in jail.

Or really hot and nice, but missing a toe.

"Wow, look at her!....Careful, she's a desert rat"
by LACF September 08, 2008
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noun. A person, usually male, who enters and stays in the desert (for an extended period of time) with the intent of shooting rockets, live fire, and paintballs.
David shot his foot while on a desert rat trip; he should stay in the city from now on.
by Christofski December 30, 2006
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-Chick who lives in East County of southern California.

-Hella annoying.
-Hella skanky.
A Desert Rat's clothing generally consists of Ugg boots, micro-mini skirts, and a cleavage-baring tank top. Bear claw acrylic nails, fake blonde hair with extensions, inflated boobs, and makeup you need to remove with a pressure washer is a must.
Lord knows why they wear Uggs. One, they're fugly. And two, they live in southern fucking California where the weather is ALMOST always warm.
by ShelBelle October 19, 2009
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A person growing up in Phoenix Arizona. One real mother fucker and employs use of non compliance globalism. Often found digging in dumpsters for shit. A Desert Rat is also street smart but not in a gang sense. Often refers to people from California as fake posers and not real desert children.
man, that guy is so cool! he is a real desert rat! he makes us look like faggots.
by Desertrat February 13, 2015
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