rotter

[ rot-er ]
/ ˈrɒt ər /

noun Chiefly British Slang.

a thoroughly bad, worthless, or objectionable person.

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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