viper

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French vipere, Old French vipre, from Latin vīpera. Doublet of weever

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  • Rhymes: -aɪpə(r)

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viper (plural vipers)

  1. A venomous snake in the family Viperidae.
  2. A dangerous, treacherous, or malignant person.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      Who committed / To such a viper his most sacred trust / Of secrecy.

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