Share this entry

Share this page

varmint

Pronunciation: /ˈvɑːrmənt; ˈvɑːmɪnt/

Translation of varmint in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) [dialect], (person) canalla (masculine and feminine); (animal) alimaña (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The long punishing jaws of a borzoi can snatch up small and not-so-small varmints both wild or domestic with lightning speed.
    • The biggest pests on the farm are the varmints - voles, gophers, wild turkey and quail.
    • It might have come in handy if we ever spotted the Eastern Screech-Owl that disturbed our already suspect outdoor slumber, but the voluble varmint was well-hidden.
    Example sentences
    • And today we're in the badlands of cowboy capitalism, uncovering what the varmints have done to our retirement savings.
    • It is our job to deal with these pesky varmints and stick fines on their windscreens.
    • Down on the main street is the Number Ten Saloon where Wild Bill copped a bullet in the back from a hired varmint named Jack McCall.

Definition of varmint in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day trocha
f
path …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.