Examples of vermin in a Sentence
The room was crawling with roaches and other vermin.
the vermin who looted abandoned houses after the hurricane
Recent Examples of vermin from the Web
After all, New York City has fought the vermin to a stalemate for more than a century.
On Tuesday, Houston city officials instituted a curfew — not because of the dangers posed by live electric wires in dark standing water or the possibility of vermin, disease and predatory animals.
On Tuesday, Houston city officials instituted a curfew - not because of the dangers posed by live electric wires in dark standing water or the possibility of vermin, disease and predatory animals.
Now, its main goal is averting a public health hazard caused by lingering debris from Harvey, which can attract insects and vermin if not collected as quickly as possible.
The buildings have become the domain of vermin, as well as vandals — and spirits and ghosts, if the suspicions of the paranormal investigators who have also been among those sneaking in are to be believed.
The mayor’s office said the city runs two Upper West Side rat-reservoir programs, which target rat colonies and conditions that attract vermin at a citywide cost of $2.9 million a year.
Other environmental health services, such as lead abatement, radon, vermin control, and others will remain with the public-health nurses.
The culinary arts program at John F. Kennedy High School was shut down Wednesday after county inspectors found rat droppings and other signs of vermin in the campus’s commercial kitchen.
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Origin and Etymology of vermin
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbastard, 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, 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, varmint, jerk
Related Wordsbarbarian, brute, caveman, Neanderthal, savage; loudmouth, vulgarian; lowlife, miscreant, rascal, rogue, roughneck, scab, scamp, scoundrel, villain, wretch; booby, doofus [slang], fool, jackass, nincompoop, ninny, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, nut, schmo (or schmoe) [slang]; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, dink [slang], dolt, dope, dork [slang], goon, half-wit, idiot, imbecile, moron, turkey; brat, insolent, nuisance, pest, snip; snob, snoot, snot; dweeb [slang], nerd
Near Antonymshero, heroine, idol, role model; gentleman, lady; angel, saint
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