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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin vermen 'worm'

vermin

noun
     
Related topics: Animals
ver‧min [plural]
1HBA small animals, birds, and insects that are harmful because they destroy crops, spoil food, and spread disease:
The beds were filthy and full of vermin.
Foxes are considered vermin.
2 unpleasant people who cause problems for society

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