vermin Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"vermin" in British English

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verminnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈvɜː.mɪn/  us   /ˈvɝː-/
smallanimals and ​insects that can be ​harmful and are ​difficult to ​control when they ​appear in ​largenumbers: Flies, ​lice, and ​cockroaches can all be ​described as vermin. offensive disapproving people who are ​unpleasant and ​harmful to ​society: He ​thought all ​terrorists were vermin.
(Definition of vermin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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verminplural noun

 us   /ˈvɜr·mən/
smallanimals and ​insects that are ​harmful or ​annoying and are often ​difficult to ​control: She ​reported an infestation of vermin, ​includingrats, in the ​basement of the ​apartmenthouse.
(Definition of vermin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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