any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote
Syn: ↑varmint
Hypernyms: ↑animal, ↑animate being, ↑beast, ↑brute, ↑creature, ↑fauna

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  • varmint — /vahr meuhnt/, n. 1. Chiefly Southern and South Midland U.S. a. vermin. b. an objectionable or undesirable animal, usually predatory, as a coyote or bobcat. 2. a despicable, obnoxious, or annoying person. Also, varment. [1530 40; var. of VERMIN… …   Universalium

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  • varmint — /ˈvamənt/ (say vahmuhnt) noun 1. → vermin. 2. an objectionable or undesirable animal. 3. an objectionable or undesirable person. Also, varment. {British dialect, from earlier varmin, variant of vermin} …  

  • varmint — or varment [vär′mənt] n. [dial. var. of VERMIN, with unhistoric t] [Informal or Dial.] a person or animal regarded as troublesome or objectionable: also used as a generalized epithet of disparagement …   English World dictionary

  • animate being — noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement • Syn: ↑animal, ↑beast, ↑brute, ↑creature, ↑fauna • Derivationally related forms: ↑create (for: ↑creature) …   Useful english dictionary

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