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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
var•mint /ˈvɑrmənt/USA pronunciation
n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
an obnoxious person.
an undesirable animal, esp. one that eats livestock.
[Chiefly Southern and South Midland U.S.]
a despicable, obnoxious, or annoying person.Also,var′ment.
- an objectionable or undesirable animal, usually predatory, as a coyote or bobcat.
- variant of vermin(with regular outcome of Middle Englishĕr before consonant (compare argal3, parson) and parasitic t) 1530–40
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varmint /ˈvɑːmɪnt/ n
Etymology: 16th Century: dialect variant of varmin vermin
- informal an irritating or obnoxious person or animal
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