Vermin

Noun

  • (countable or uncountable) Any one of various common types of small insects or animals which cause harm and annoyance. [from c. 1300]

    "The area was plagued by all sorts of vermin: fleas, lice, mice, and rats to name a few."

  • (countable or uncountable) Obnoxious, or mean and offensive person or people. [from 1560s]

    "Bring these gypsy vermin to the Palace of Justice."

  • (countable or uncountable) Animals that prey on game, such as foxes or weasels.

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