varmint

 /ˈvɑːmɪnt/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
var•mint /ˈvɑrmənt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]

        an undesirable animal, esp. one that eats livestock.
  1. an obnoxious person.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
var•mint  (värmənt), 
n. 
    [Chiefly Southern and South Midland U.S.]
      • vermin.
      • an objectionable or undesirable animal, usually predatory, as a coyote or bobcat.
  1. a despicable, obnoxious, or annoying person.
Also,varment. 
Etymology:
  • variant of vermin(with regular outcome of Middle Englishĕr before consonant (compare argal3, parson) and parasitic t) 1530–40


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

varmint /ˈvɑːmɪnt/ n
  1. informal an irritating or obnoxious person or animal
Etymology: 16th Century: dialect variant of varmin vermin



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