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librat

noun; blending
a young, often unruly child, left unsupervised in a library Presumed reason for coinage Cute, convenient blend; concise reference to a common phenomenon endured by library employees. Notes library employee jargon?
 
There’s a librat playing with the reshelving cart even as I type.
Etymology : lib(er) book from 'library' + brat obnoxious, ill-behaved child, possibly from native brat course garment]
Source : e-mail from Fondren Library employee to another Rice student
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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