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: an animal considered a pest
: one classed as vermin and unprotected by game law
: a contemptible person : rascal
: person, fellow
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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, rotter, 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, vermin
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circa 1539, in the meaning defined at sense 1
variant of vermin (with regular late Middle English opening of tautosyllabic er to ar and parasitic t)
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: an animal that is considered a problem
: a bad person
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a nest or breeding place
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