noun, plural ver·min.
- vermilion border,
- vermilion rockfish,
Origin of vermin
Examples from the Web for vermin
Without the beeps and whirs of a cellphone, you can use your ears to detect crickets, mice, or other vermin in your home.
The RIP offers a clear window into the intersection of poverty and vermin.
“They kept the apartment filthy and they had vermin problems,” the neighbor says.NY Couple Not Terrorists, Say Cops, Just Rich Kids With Drug Habits|Michael Daly, Lizzie Crocker|January 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If you thought Frankenstorm would rid Gotham of its vermin, think again.
Sandy may actually help the vermin spread diseases, as a matter of fact.
In order to avoid unnecessary bloodshed however, he proposes a more peaceful means of ridding the German people of "these vermin."Creed And Deed|Felix Adler
Toads are among the best friends the gardener has; for they live almost exclusively on the most destructive kinds of vermin.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
Thanks to this precaution, there is not a trace of vermin to be found in the camp.Turkish Prisoners in Egypt|Various
Their captives must either stand, or lie down on the filthy floors, among dirt and vermin.
On lighting a match and inspecting the ruins, I came to the conclusion that the bed had been undermined by vermin—that was all.Albania|E. F. Knight
Word Origin for vermin
c.1300, "noxious animals," from Anglo-French and Old French vermin, from Vulgar Latin *verminum "vermin," possibly including bothersome insects, collective noun formed from Latin vermis "worm" (see worm). Extended to "low, obnoxious people" by 1560s.