- a person who has a great enthusiasm for something; fan or hobbyist: a hi-fi bug.
- a craze or obsession: He's got the sports-car bug.
- a hidden microphone or other electronic eavesdropping device.
- any of various small mechanical or electrical gadgets, as one to influence a gambling device, give warning of an intruder, or indicate location.
Idioms about bug
Origin of bug1
OTHER WORDS FROM bugun·bugged, adjective
Other definitions for bug (2 of 3)
Origin of bug2
Other definitions for bug (3 of 3)
How to use bug in a sentence
By the 1930s, medical researchers had figured out how to breed harmless forms of bugs to stuff inside sterilized injections.It might not always take years to develop vaccines|Ula Chrobak|November 19, 2020|Popular-Science
Toshin said the scanner is open to bug hunters and security researchers, who can pay to scan each app — with five scans tossed in for free.Mobile security startup Oversecured launches after self-funding $1 million, thanks to bug bounty payouts|Zack Whittaker|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
We look to these individuals at Google for assistant, clarity and support when Google launches new features, has bugs or we just need help.301 redirect: Google Webmasters Central to Google Search Central|Barry Schwartz|November 11, 2020|Search Engine Land
I usually check mine at the beginning of summer, because that’s when I’m more prone to need it for cuts, burns, bug bites and other outdoor mishaps.When to replace smoke detectors, sponges, pillows and more, according to experts|Daniel Bortz|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
From CureVac to Japan’s Agnes and Takara Bio to Arcturus, these companies are relying on everything from synthetically made antibodies, to spike protein-blocking compounds, to messenger RNA to tackle the bug.The science behind the leading COVID vaccine candidates|Sy Mukherjee|November 4, 2020|Fortune
The audience asked Levori and Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy some of the questions that had also been bugging me during film.“Ameer Got His Gun”: Not Challenging Any Narratives|Briggette Sayegh|November 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Months of bugging showed that reporters from three tabloid newspapers were receiving confidential information from the agency.
Police hoped the bugging operation would result in long custodial sentences for both police and journalists.
A royal phone-bugging debacle from his tabloid-editing days forced Andy Coulson, the U.K. leader's PR guru, to resign Friday.
Charlotte had been bugging her for an answer about running her reelection campaign for weeks.
The Masquerade Ball was filmed for televising, and was a sight for bugging eyes.Out of This World Convention|Forrest James Ackerman
The two brothers from Trinidad hadn't moved, their eyes bugging.Border, Breed Nor Birth|Dallas McCord Reynolds
He hoed corn away in the back of the field, when he should have been bugging potatoes by the roadside.Prairie Folks|Hamlin Garland
Other than that, that's the whole thing, but this boy Bertrand has been bugging me ever since.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
They can't be dangerous in themselves, but if they're genuine, I want to know who's bugging this place.The Unnecessary Man|Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for bug (1 of 4)
- a microorganism, esp a bacterium, that produces disease
- a disease, esp a stomach infection, caused by a microorganism
Word Origin for bug
British Dictionary definitions for bug (2 of 4)
Word Origin for bug
British Dictionary definitions for bug (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for bug (4 of 4)
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Scientific definitions for bug
The word bug is often used to refer to tiny creatures that crawl along, such as insects and even small animals that are not insects, such as spiders and millipedes. But for scientists the word has a much narrower meaning. In the strictest terms bugs are those insects that have mouthparts adapted for piercing and sucking. The mouthparts of these bugs are contained in a beak-shaped structure. Thus scientists would classify a louse but not a beetle or a cockroach as a bug. In fact, scientists often call lice and their relatives true bugs to distinguish them better from what everyone else calls bugs.
Cultural definitions for bug
A generic term that describes a malfunction of undetermined origin in a computer or other electronic device.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bug
In addition to the idioms beginning with bug
- bug off
- bug out
- cute as a button (bug's ear)
- put a bug in someone's ear
- snug as a bug in a rug
- what's eating (bugging) you