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n. Informal
One that is considered undesirable, obnoxious, or troublesome.

[Variant of vermin.]


informal an irritating or obnoxious person or animal
[C16: dialect variant of varmin vermin]


or var•ment

(ˈvɑr mənt)

1. an undesirable, usu. predatory or verminous animal.
2. an obnoxious or annoying person.
[1530–40; variant of vermin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.varmint - an irritating or obnoxious personvarmint - an irritating or obnoxious person  
bad person - a person who does harm to others
2.varmint - any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirablevarmint - any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement


[ˈvɑːmɪnt] N
1. (Hunting) → bicho m
2.golfo m, bribón m


(dial: esp US) → Schurke m, → Schurkin f, → Halunke m
(= animal)Schädling m
References in classic literature ?
all the old folks called 'em painters an' catamounts an' varmints.
They scent plunder; and it would be as hard to drive a hound from his game, as to throw the varmints from its trail.
He jumped up yelling, and the first thing the light showed was the varmint curled up and ready for another spring.
If I should go back to him, the cunning varmint would suspect something, and be dodging through the trees like a frightened deer.
See here, you young varmint, here's a shilling for you.
I've got the young varmint at last, have I," pants the farmer; "why, they've been a-skulking about my yard and stealing my fowls--that's where 'tis; and if I doan't have they flogged for it, every one on 'em, my name ain't Thompson.
I niver cheat anybody as doesn't want to cheat me, Miss,--lors, I'm a honest chap, I am; only I must hev a bit o' sport, an' now I don't go wi' th' ferrets, I'n got no varmint to come over but them haggling women.
It's that young varmint a-saying that the young lady kissed me.
The new 22 LR Mini-Mag Segmented Hollow Point combines all of what made the original a favorite with a 40-grain bullet engineered to split into three equal-size parts on impact, creating three distinct wound channels that quickly take down small game and varmints.
For varmints and predators up to coyotes, maximum effective range is around 250 yards, and the difference in recoil and muzzle blast isn't readily noticeable.
243 Winchester: one with an 80-grain bullet for varmints and one with a 100-grain bullet suitable for deer.
Dictionaries all say it's a colloquial version of "vermin"--a wild animal causing problems for humans, especially ranchers and farmers, though some varmints also spread disease.