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  • Magwitch, the "warmint" who "grew up took up," whose memory extended only to that period of his childhood when he was "a-thieving turnips for his living" down in Essex, but in whom a life of crime had only intensified the feeling of gratitude for the one kind action of which he was the object, is hardly equalled in grotesque grandeur by anything which Dickens has previously done.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 47, September, 1861

  • “Might a mere warmint ask whose property?” said he.

    Great Expectations

  • Come in, you sneaking warmint; wot are you stopping outside for, as if you was ashamed of your master!

    Oliver Twist

  • “Might a mere warmint ask what property?” said he.

    Great Expectations

  • "O Sir 'Arry," said he -- I quote his exact words -- "that new mare's a wicious warmint; afore I was well into the stable, she ups and lets out at me just above the knee: I do believe as my thigh's broke."

    Kate Coventry An Autobiography

  • My ideas of anything alive underground are generally associated with suchlike warmint.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, September 19, 1891

  • He wrested the oars from Alfy, and then, after cuffing him soundly, and calling him an "insolent young warmint," tied him tightly to the skiff with the boat-rope -- which is commonly called the painter.

    The Island House A Tale for the Young Folks

  • "Like Wandering Hares at the theatre," said the landlord, who had been told by Dickie's aunt that the ungrateful little warmint had run away.

    Harding's Luck

  • "Yer lie, yer young warmint," cried Dumlow; "Bob Hampton wouldn't be such a sneak."

    Sail Ho! A Boy at Sea

  • "Hold your row, warmint," growled one of his hearers; and as Esau kicked out viciously, they threw him down by Gunson just as if he was a sack of wheat.

    To The West


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  • Norfolk dialect: "varmint or vermin, troublesome person"

    January 31, 2011