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Definition of varmint noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    varmint

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈvɑːmɪnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɑːrmɪnt//
     
    (old-fashioned, informal)
     
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  1. 1a person, especially a child, who causes trouble
  2. 2a wild animal, especially a fox, that causes problems
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: alteration of vermin.
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