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varmint


noun

  1. Chiefly Southern and South Midland U.S.
    1. vermin.
    2. an objectionable or undesirable animal, usually predatory, as a coyote or bobcat.
  2. a despicable, obnoxious, or annoying person.

noun

  1. informal an irritating or obnoxious person or animal
n.

1530s, chiefly American English dialectal variant of vermin. Meaning “objectionable or troublesome person” is recorded from 1773.

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