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Words nearby bugs
Definition for bugs (2 of 4)
- 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.
verb (used with object), bugged, bug·ging. Informal.
Origin of bug1
OTHER WORDS FROM bugun·bugged, adjective
Definition for bugs (3 of 4)
Origin of bug2
Definition for bugs (4 of 4)
Example sentences from the Web for bugs
Grizzlies lick them up by the thousands, and the media has made a big deal out of Yellowstone bears eating these bugs.
“I started Exo with the mission to normalize consumption of bugs” says Gabi Lewis, co-founder of Exo Protein.
The bugs are so loud that stepping into the darkness feels like being surrounded by an enormous, pulsing heart.
In the way of Aeneas, Bugs was possessed by a revelatory calling to found a great city.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
DJ Premier or Pete Rock would have never allowed the Obamacare website to be unveiled before the bugs were worked out.
Did you bring the bugs that go around and around and around?The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City|Laura Lee Hope
Hemiptera (bugs) were eaten to a small extent (1.30 per cent) in the first four months, but they are not seen after July.Food Habits of the Thrushes of the United States|F. E. L. Beal
The most extraordinary ward was that appropriated to rats and mice, bugs, and other noxious vermin.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. I (of 4)|William Kirby
It was two people, not bugs, climbing down the gigantic sculptured figure.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
The hemispheres of his philanthropic brain seemed equally pre-empted by philosophy and bugs.Buffalo Land|W. E. Webb
British Dictionary definitions for bugs (1 of 4)
- a microorganism, esp a bacterium, that produces disease
- a disease, esp a stomach infection, caused by a microorganism
verb bugs, bugging or bugged informal
Word Origin for bug
British Dictionary definitions for bugs (2 of 4)
Word Origin for bug
British Dictionary definitions for bugs (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for bugs (4 of 4)
Medical definitions for bugs
Scientific definitions for bugs
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 bugs
A generic term that describes a malfunction of undetermined origin in a computer or other electronic device.
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Idioms and Phrases with bugs
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