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Carmilla
11-18-2015, 11:33 AM
Hello everyone!!

I'm reading 'Great Expectations', and I found the word 'warmint'. I was wondering if you could help me with its meaning. Does it mean 'varmint'? Help, please! :)

108 fountains
11-18-2015, 12:35 PM
Yes, it means "varmint." Dickens often has his characters speak in dialect, and I've noticed that he often has his lower-class characters exchange "v's" and "w's" at the beginning of words.

Carmilla
11-19-2015, 11:22 AM
Many thanks 108 fountains!!

I must say that I'm enjoying this book extremely!!

Jackson Richardson
11-20-2015, 04:52 AM
It means vermin.

kev67
11-20-2015, 08:03 AM
Many thanks 108 fountains!!

I must say that I'm enjoying this book extremely!!

It is my favourite Dickens book so far.

Carmilla
11-20-2015, 09:14 AM
Thank you very much JonathanB for answering my question. :)

Carmilla
11-20-2015, 09:16 AM
Hello kev67!

My favourite is 'A Tale of Two Cities,' but this book is fantastic, so far; I haven't finished it yet. :)