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rot·ter

 (rŏt′ər)
n. Chiefly British Slang
A scoundrel.

rotter

(ˈrɒtə)
n
slang chiefly Brit a worthless, unpleasant, or despicable person

rot•ter

(ˈrɒt ər)

n. Chiefly Brit.
a thoroughly worthless person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rotter - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptiblerotter - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

rotter

noun (Old-fashioned) scoundrel, rat (informal), stinker (slang), louse (slang), cad (Brit. informal), swine, bounder (old-fashioned Brit. slang), blighter (Brit. informal), cur, scumbag (slang), bad lot, blackguard, cocksucker (taboo slang), scrote (slang) The man's an absolute rotter!
Translations
ničema
skiderik
rongyember
fúlmenni
naničhodník
aşağılık kimse

rotter

(o.f.) [ˈrɒtəʳ] N (Brit) → caradura mf, sinvergüenza mf
you rotter!¡canalla!

rotter

[ˈrɒtər] n (British)pourri(e) m/f

rotter

n (dated Brit inf) → Lump m

rotter

[ˈrɒtəʳ] n (Brit) (old) (fam) → mascalzone/a

rot

(rot) past tense, past participle ˈrotted verb
to make or become bad or decayed. The fruit is rotting on the ground; Water rots wood.
noun
1. decay. The floorboards are affected by rot.
2. nonsense. Don't talk rot!
ˈrotten adjective
1. (of meat, fruit etc) having gone bad; decayed. rotten vegetables.
2. bad; mean. What rotten luck!; It was a rotten thing to do.
ˈrottenness noun
ˈrotter noun
a mean, bad person. an absolute rotter.
References in classic literature ?
I have got accustomed to hear you talking about men as rotters, and calling everything filthy and beastly; though I do think it horrible and unladylike.
Even these wretched young rotters were not very common at our house; but there were two of them that were a lot too common--common in every sort of way.
"Of course he was a rotter. He was bound to end in the gutter sooner or later," said Lawson.
"Then we'd better get back and make sure of the other rotter."
55-YEAR-OLD MP BORIS JOHNSON WILL SOON BE PM but constant stream of celebrity faces turned wrinkly rotters have provided a well-needed distraction.
Rotters There's an NCP car park where the hugely popular Rotters once stood on Oxford Road - but though its sticky carpets have gone, the memories remain.
The Top Rank went on to become Romeo & Juliet's and the legendary Rotters in the '80s, home of many memorable 18th and 21st parties, as well as some big names from the music world (The Ramones and The Specials both appeared in 1980).
BLOOD AND ROTTERS Two players battle it out on the sand of Piazza Santa Croce
David was funny, hilariously so, and the laughs were many and massive and I shall miss them" Gary Oldman pays tribute to the late David Bowie, collecting the icon award on behalf of the singer and his family at the Brits "Nigel Farage and George Galloway - a bigger pair of rotters it would be hard to find" Tory MP Sir Nicholas Soames "I am not as fat as I look on television" Celebrity chef James Martin
I was first introduced to Heyborne when I listened to Rotters after it won the Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production from YALSA in 2012.
Then all you need is a mixture of components such as weeds, flowers, grass clippings - known as fast rotters, and some slow rotters such as egg shells and wood prunings, to create a good compost.
STOCKTON residents were being urged to become regular rotters by turning their household and garden waste into compost.