rotter

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

Definition of rotter

: a thoroughly objectionable person

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Examples of rotter in a Sentence

the dirty rotter dumped his wife to marry his secretary
Recent Examples on the Web So many directors have that cynical and alienated quality, the idea that everyone’s a rotter. Washington Post, "Joan Micklin Silver, barrier-breaking director of ‘Crossing Delancey,’ dies at 85," 5 Jan. 2021 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rotter. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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rotter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rotter

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

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