rotter

[ rot-er ]
/ ˈrɒt ər /

noun Chiefly British Slang.

a thoroughly bad, worthless, or objectionable person.

Nearby words

  1. rotten ice,
  2. rotten to the core,
  3. rottenly,
  4. rottenness,
  5. rottenstone,
  6. rotterdam,
  7. rottweiler,
  8. rotund,
  9. rotunda,
  10. rotundity

Origin of rotter

First recorded in 1890–95; rot + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for rotter

rotter

/ (ˈrɒtə) /

noun

slang, mainly British a worthless, unpleasant, or despicable person
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Word Origin and History for rotter

rotter

n.

"person deemed objectionable on moral grounds," 1889, slang, from rot + -er (3).

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