from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal One that is considered undesirable, obnoxious, or troublesome.
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- n. A pestering animal such as one that kills or harasses a farmer's livestock.
- n. A person who is obnoxious or makes trouble.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an irritating or obnoxious person
- n. any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote
One ugly varmint is knocked out, only to be replaced by another one.
There are two advantages to frangibility in varmint bullets.
In 1973 an American naturalist spent a few nights in a tree, blowing solos on a small unmusical instrument known as a varmint call.
Everybody is concerned that this is a "varmint" round.
His toupee shows up next to the dictionary listing for "varmint".
I still am laughing over his "varmint" hunting all of twice as a life long hunter.
You heard the silent 'varmint' at the end of that sentence, too?
I put together a bunch of short stories around a Steinbeck quote “Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.”
One to the north and another to the east are those kinds of towns where one would go to hunt lefties, were there ever a government enlightened enough to add them to the 'varmint' category.
If you MUST shoot varmints, a category that does not exist in my worldview I hunt some "varmint" SPECIES, but consider them as valuable as all others; and won't eat them or feed them to other animals or otherwise use them respectfully, at least have enough courtesy to the other inhabitants of the wild to dispose of them harmlessly by burying them.
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