[ uh-fen-der ]
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  1. someone who has violated a criminal, religious, or moral law:The program aids individuals already in the criminal justice system and is geared toward nonviolent offenders.

  2. a person or thing that irritates, annoys, or angers:Some of us tried to take matters into our own hands by confronting the noise pollution offenders, but they were entirely unwilling to quiet down.

  1. something that is disagreeable:If you’re curious about the odor, I’m afraid you’ll find that the offender is a catbox that has not been emptied recently.

Origin of offender


Other words from offender

  • non·of·fend·er, noun

Words Nearby offender Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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