- Chiefly Southern and South Midland U.S.
- an objectionable or undesirable animal, usually predatory, as a coyote or bobcat.
- a despicable, obnoxious, or annoying person.
- informal an irritating or obnoxious person or animal
1530s, chiefly American English dialectal variant of vermin. Meaning “objectionable or troublesome person” is recorded from 1773.