Chiefly Southern and South Midland U.S.
an objectionable or undesirable animal, usually predatory, as a coyote or bobcat.
a despicable, obnoxious, or annoying person.
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How to use varmint in a sentence
The poor beasts have smoked for it: rabbit me, but I'd rather ride forty miles after a fox than ten with such varment.She Stoops to Conquer | Oliver Goldsmith
He was swearing wildly, and vowing vengeance on the "heathen varment" who had pinked him.Brothers of Peril | Theodore Goodridge Roberts
I have fired that clumsy varment at the stump till my head ached and my shoulder was quite sore, and have hardly hit it once.Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 454 | Various
"I thought the old varment was a-fire already an' lookin' over my shoulder," explained Timothy, a minute later.Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery | Theodore Goodridge Roberts
Ey'n join ye os soon os ey con scrush this varment's heaod agen a stoan.The Lancashire Witches | William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for varmint
informal an irritating or obnoxious person or animal
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