rotter

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See also: Rotter, rötter, and røtter

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rot +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒtə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

rotter (plural rotters)

  1. A despicable, worthless person.
  2. (Britain, slang) A scoundrel.
    • 1908 August, George A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter VII, in Spanish Gold, 2nd edition, London: Methuen & Co. [], published September 1908, OCLC 977992166, page 76:
      Some Johnny with brains produces a hypothesis. Everybody calls him a rotter at first. But he remains calm in the face of opprobrium.

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rotter

  1. indefinite plural of rotte

Dutch[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rotter

  1. inflection of rot:
    1. predicative comparative degree
    2. indefinite neuter singular comparative degree

Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

rotter

  1. to burp

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Descendants[edit]

  • French: roter

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

rotter m or f

  1. indefinite plural of rotte

Verb[edit]

rotter

  1. present of rotte

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

rotter f

  1. indefinite plural of rotte