an addiction to tanning one's skin. Tanorexics may use a tanning booth, and may develop leathery orange skin. Just like anorexia, there is an altered sense of reality - in this case they think the tan looks awesome.
That girl has tanorexia, someone needs to tell her to stay out of the tanning bed!
Last edited on Mar 30 2013. Submitted by Tom P. from Waukesha, WI, USA
on Feb 14 2003.
Definitions include: Expression of disappointment, similar to 'bummer', though more forceful. 'Bummer' tends to be used when something unforeseen and unfortunate occurs. 'Rats', on the other hand tends to be used when you have been making a concerted effort to do something and it suddenly fails. You only use 'rats' about your own misfortune. You can use 'bummer' sympathetically also about someone else's misfortune.