rot·​ter ˈrä-tər How to pronounce rotter (audio)
: a thoroughly objectionable person

Examples of rotter in a Sentence

the dirty rotter dumped his wife to marry his secretary
Recent Examples on the Web Some experts say bed rotters are onto something, but there may be a right way to think about it. Byalexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 10 July 2023 So many directors have that cynical and alienated quality, the idea that everyone’s a rotter. Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2021 This rich rotter’s story, needless to say, does not end well for him. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rotter was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Rotter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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