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1.
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A degenerate is a person who has declined, as in morals or character, from a type or standard considered normal.
a degenerate is usually a person who is frowned upon by society for being an individual. Like me. Is it so wrong to be different?
by cldrules December 25, 2008
 
2.
a sub-human smackoff that either loses, breaks, destroys, or completely ruins everything they come in contact with.
That degenerate forgot to stir the sauce and ruined everything.
by Marc Micheline March 01, 2005
 
3.
Verb:
To fall from grace, to degrade, to become corrupt, to lose good or admirable qualities.

Adjective:
Describing someone or something who has lost their good qualities and has become undesirable or even abnormal.
The mad cow disease caused many unfortunate cows to degenerate, forcing many to avoid eating beef.

Your boyfriend ran off with another woman and took your best jewelry?! Why, that degenerate-!
by Lorelili August 14, 2011
 
4.
A muthafucking dumbass. A disgrace to mankind. You might as well see dumbass for this.
Some guy: Hey fool, "What's up"? Did you see the stupid ass last night?

JC: Who? Bush? That degenerate was bitching about absolutly nothing. Who the fuck voted for him?
by Jonathan Cervantes November 14, 2005
 
5.
Any player, coach, or other member of the Oakland Raiders or any of their fans. Raiders fans look as if they all just escaped from prison, wearing all black with stupid skulls and spikes, and displaying their hideous gang tattoos. The ridiculous attire of the fans is an attempt to compensate for their team's lack of talent; however, the fans simply look like a bunch of homosexuals more than anything. They can typically be be found supporting their perennially last place team on Sunday afternoons in the self-proclaimed "black hole," a filthy, crime-ridden football stadium infested with the scum of the bay area. Additionally, the team features defensive end Richard Seymour, who has been labeled a "dirty, cheap, little pompous ass” by a fellow NFL player. Their owner, Al Davis, looks something like Freddy Kruger and a zombie, and is infamous for wasting the Raiders' often high draft picks on terrible players. His most recent drafting failures include Jamarcus "the hut" Russell and Darrius "no hands" Heyward-Bey.
Degenerate: The Raiders are gonna be sick this year! To the black hole!
Normal Person: No man, the Raiders suck. Get a job.
by averagejoe93 September 24, 2011
 
6.
Degenerate, degenerated, degenerating.
To lose quality, gradual breakdown, outlive one's usefulness.
eg.1 crag got sacked as his work ethics went downhill over the last 3 months, what a degenerate.
eg.2 crag's sexlife degenerated after mongdog tore his groin up.
by decepti - kun October 05, 2005
 
7.
lacking moral fiber. Flaunting deranged qualities.
That guy likes to have sex with other guys? What a degenerate.
by yourmom923549 April 10, 2013