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
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The timing also suggests a possible copycat varmint shooting.
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)
"There," said he, you keep dark and sell the first flat you come across the same way the varmint sold you.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
Uncas, call up your father; we have need of all our we'pons to bring the cunning varmint from his roost.The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for varmint
informal an irritating or obnoxious person or animal
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