Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈvɝmɪn/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈvɜːmɪn/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)mɪn
- (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.
- (countable or uncountable) Animals that prey on game, such as foxes or weasels.
- (countable or uncountable) Obnoxious, or mean and offensive person or people. [from 1560s]
- Bring these gypsy vermin to the Palace of Justice.
Any one of various common types of small insects or animals which cause harm and annoyance
An obnoxious, or mean and offensive person
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