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varmint

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noun var·mint \ˈvär-mənt\

Simple Definition of varmint

  • : an animal that is considered a problem

  • : a bad person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of varmint

  1. 1 :  an animal considered a pest; specifically :  one classed as vermin and unprotected by game law

  2. 2 :  a contemptible person :  rascal; broadly :  person, fellow

Examples of varmint in a sentence

  1. rats, mice, and other varmints

  2. The sheriff in the movie gets revenge on the dirty varmint who killed his brother.



Origin and Etymology of varmint

alteration of vermin


First Known Use: circa 1539

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