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.
Would you have me suffer myself to be bullied all day by a varmint?"
If I should go back to him, the cunning varmint would suspect something, and be dodging through the trees like a frightened deer."
“Away with you, you varmint!” said Billy Kirby, plucking a bullpout from the meshes, and casting the animal back into the lake with contempt.
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."
"Was ever such a sneaking varmint?" said one of the men; "to come on his business, and he clear out and leave us this yer way!"
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."
He said a horse that wasn't afraid of grizzlies fetched ten times as much as any other horse An' panthers!--all the old folks called 'em painters an' catamounts an' varmints. Yes, we'll go to Santa Rosa some time.
"They scent plunder; and it would be as hard to drive a hound from his game, as to throw the varmints from its trail."
In years past, if you didn't have a varmint rifle with a bull barrel, heavily glassed stock and a twitchy trigger, you did not belong to the club.