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  • noun A motorist who drives through residential streets to avoid traffic congestion on the main roads.


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  • dating back to 1969

    "In psychological jargon, a person who trains rats is called a 'rat runner', "

    Mental Health Research Institute Staff Publications - Part 2 - Page 248

    Found using google books

    University of Michigan. Mental Health Research Institute - 1969

    November 21, 2013