varmint


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var·mint

 (vär′mĭnt)
n. Informal
One that is considered undesirable, obnoxious, or troublesome.

[Variant of vermin.]

varmint

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

var•mint

or var•ment

(ˈvɑr mənt)

n.
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
Translations

varmint

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

varmint

n
(dial: esp US) → Schurke m, → Schurkin f, → Halunke m
(= animal)Schädling m
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
BROWNING AMMUNITION'S NEW LINE OF BXV PREDATOR & VARMINT ammo features nickel-plated cases and polymer-tipped Varmint Expansion bullets.
For those looking to fend off boredom or keep their skills sharpened, there is an in-between-seasons alternative known as varmint hunting.
Hand-loaded big-game bullets in the 85- to 100-grain weight range should safely reach 3,000 fps, and light 58- to 75-grain varmint and predator bullets at 3,600 to 3,200 fps simply vaporize destructive rodents.
22 for varmint and predator hunting, and there are some mild mid-range .