rot·​ter | \ ˈrä-tər How to pronounce rotter (audio) \

Definition of rotter

: a thoroughly objectionable person

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the dirty rotter dumped his wife to marry his secretary
Recent Examples on the Web This rich rotter’s story, needless to say, does not end well for him. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘Guilty Rich’ Review: Dirty Money," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of rotter

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Rotter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rotter

British, informal + old-fashioned : a very bad person

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