Meaning of rotter in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrɒtə/

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informal, dated mainly British
  • A cruel, mean, or unkind person.

    • ‘Rosemary had decided that all men were rotters’
    • ‘Just as the FBI has its ‘most wanted’ list of criminals, American women have their own ‘most dastardly’ list of unfaithful rotters and cheats.’
    • ‘The party-pooping rotters have now left local children in tears at the prospect of facing Christmas without their favourite novelty garden decoration.’
    • ‘The dueling scene where we go from hating the rotter to feeling pity for him to hating him again when he finds a way to screw Casanova over was masterly.’
    • ‘No soap is without its stock rotter, this one appearing in the guise of a male chauvinist pig.’
    • ‘He was the rotter who sometimes got ahead of me in the Covent Garden gallery queue and took over what I thought of as my seat on the centre gangway of the front row.’
    scoundrel, rogue, villain, wretch, reprobate
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