Definition of rotten
- a rotten day
- a rotten job
- feeling rotten
They did a rotten job.
What rotten weather we're having.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Those kids were spoiled rotten by their mother.
: having rotted or decayed and no longer able to be used, eaten, etc.
: very bad or unpleasant
: not well or healthy
: very badly or poorly
: very much
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