varmint

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

var·mint

noun \ˈvär-mənt\

: an animal that is considered a problem

: a bad person

Full Definition of VARMINT

1
:  an animal considered a pest; specifically :  one classed as vermin and unprotected by game law
2
:  a contemptible person :  rascal; broadly :  person, fellow

Examples of VARMINT

  1. rats, mice, and other varmints
  2. The sheriff in the movie gets revenge on the dirty varmint who killed his brother.

Origin of VARMINT

alteration of vermin
First Known Use: circa 1539

Related to VARMINT

Other Zoology Terms

altruism, integument

Rhymes with VARMINT

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