varmint

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noun var·mint \ˈvär-mənt\

Definition of varmint

  1. 1 :  an animal considered a pest; specifically :  one classed as vermin and unprotected by game law

  2. 2 :  a contemptible person :  rascal; broadly :  person, fellow

Examples of varmint in a sentence

  1. rats, mice, and other varmints

  2. The sheriff in the movie gets revenge on the dirty varmint who killed his brother.

Origin and Etymology of varmint

variant of vermin (with regular late Middle English opening of tautosyllabic er to ar and parasitic t)


First Known Use: circa 1539

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VARMINT Defined for English Language Learners

varmint

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noun var·mint \ˈvär-mənt\

Definition of varmint for English Language Learners

  • : an animal that is considered a problem

  • : a bad person



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