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wretch

noun [C] uk   /retʃ/ us  

wretch noun [C] (UNHAPPY PERSON)

a person who experiences something unpleasant: a poor/miserable wretch

wretch noun [C] (BAD PERSON)

informal or humorous someone who is unpleasant or annoying: Who's trampled on my flowers? I bet it was those two little wretches who live next door. You wretch! You promised you'd give me a lift.
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