Lookout varmints!

–noun
1. Chiefly Southern and South Midland U.S.
a. vermin.
b. an objectionable or undesirable animal, usually predatory, as a coyote or bobcat.
2. a despicable, obnoxious, or annoying person.
Also, var·ment.
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Origin:
1530–40; variant of vermin (with regular outcome of Middle English ĕr before consonant ( compare argal3 , parson) and parasitic t )

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