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offender

[ uh-fen-der ]
/ əˈfɛn dər /
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noun
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.
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.
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.
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Origin of offender

OTHER WORDS FROM offender

non·of·fend·er, noun
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