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vermin

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noun ver·min \ˈvər-mən\

Simple Definition of vermin

  • : small insects and animals (such as fleas or mice) that are sometimes harmful to plants or other animals and that are difficult to get rid of

  • : very bad, unpleasant, or offensive people

Full Definition of vermin

plural vermin

  1. 1 a :  small common harmful or objectionable animals (as lice or fleas) that are difficult to control b :  birds and mammals that prey on game c :  animals that at a particular time and place compete (as for food) with humans or domestic animals

  2. 2 :  an offensive person

Examples of vermin

  1. The room was crawling with roaches and other vermin.

  2. <the vermin who looted abandoned houses after the hurricane>



Origin of vermin

Middle English, from Anglo-French vermin, vermine, from verm worm, from Latin vermis


First Known Use: 14th century

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VERMIN Defined for Kids

vermin

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noun ver·min \ˈvər-mən\

Definition of vermin

plural vermin

  1. :  small common harmful or objectionable animals (as fleas or mice) that are difficult to get rid of




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vermin

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noun ver·min \ˈvər-mən\

Medical Definition of vermin

plural vermin

  1. :  small common harmful or objectionable animals (as lice or fleas) that are difficult to control




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