vermin

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Etymology[edit]

From Norman vermin and Old French vermin, from Vulgar Latin *verminum (vermin), collective noun formed from Latin vermis (worm). See also worm.

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Noun[edit]

vermin (countable and uncountable, plural vermin or vermins)

  1. (countable or uncountable) Any one of various common types of small insects or animals which cause harm and annoyance. [from c. 1300]
    The area was plagued by all sorts of vermin: fleas, lice, mice, and rats to name a few.
  2. (countable or uncountable) Animals that prey on game, such as foxes or weasels.
  3. (countable or uncountable) Obnoxious, or mean and offensive person or people. [from 1560s]
    Bring these gypsy vermin to the Palace of Justice.

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