MEANING: noun: A repetitive competitive activity, such as the modern working life in which one constantly struggles to attain wealth, status, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From rat, from Old English raet (rat) + race, from Old Norse ras (race). Earliest documented use: 1937.

RAFT RACE - Huck and Jim vie to see who can go down the river faster

RAP TRACE - Authorities are looking into what else the perp has been convicted of

RAT RAGE - why the mad rodent shot the other driver