- an objectionable or undesirable animal, usually predatory, as a coyote or bobcat.
Examples from the Web for varmint
Across the wilderness I once shot a varmint in the wilderness!Mitt Romney Finds the Funny in ‘America the Beautiful’ (VIDEO)|Mark Katz|February 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A skunk's a varmint that don't stink tell ye meddle with him, but Hank Halliday stinks all the time.The Underdog|F. Hopkinson Smith
Think sez I, if it wouldn't be fun to see that varmint try to eat.
"Which shows that the varmint aer properly scared," said Tom exultingly, when the enemy had broken and fled.Indian and Scout|F. S. Brereton
"Chances air that Pete and the other boys have come upon the meeting of these varmint," said Jim, as he drew close to Steve.How Canada was Won|F. S. Brereton
He jumped up yelling, and the first thing the light showed was the varmint curled up and ready for another spring.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for varmint
Word Origin for varmint
Word Origin and History for varmint
1530s, chiefly American English dialectal variant of vermin. Meaning "objectionable or troublesome person" is recorded from 1773.