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

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wretchnoun [C]

uk   us   /retʃ/

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 ​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.
(Definition of wretch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wretchnoun [C]

 us   /retʃ/
someone who has ​suffered a lot and ​deservessympathy: The ​poor wretches had no ​chance to ​survive.
(Definition of wretch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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