rot·​ter | \ˈrä-tər \

Definition of rotter 

: a thoroughly objectionable person

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Synonyms for rotter


bastard, beast, bleeder [British], blighter [chiefly British], boor, bounder, bugger, buzzard, cad, chuff, churl, clown, creep, cretin, crud [slang], crumb [slang], cur, dirtbag [slang], dog, fink, heel, hound, jerk, joker, louse, lout, pill, rat, rat fink, reptile, schmuck [slang], scum, scumbag [slang], scuzzball [slang], skunk, sleaze, sleazebag [slang], sleazeball [slang], slime, slimeball [slang], slob, snake, so-and-so, sod [chiefly British], stinkard, stinker, swine, toad, varmint, vermin

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Examples of rotter in a Sentence

the dirty rotter dumped his wife to marry his secretary

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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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The first known use of rotter was in 1879

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English Language Learners Definition of rotter

: a very bad person

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