Origin of chigger
Examples from the Web for chigger
What was most aggravating were two pests of that region, the seed-tick and the chigger.Tenting on the Plains|Elizabeth B. Custer
Ectoparasites infesting T. ornata are larvae of chigger mites (genus Trombicula) and larvae of bot flies (Sarcophaga cistudinis).
"Chiggerfoot" takes its name from the chigoe, chigger, or jigger, the minute flea which burrows into the foot.Jamaican Song and Story|Walter Jekyll
The interlaminal seams and transverse hinges of adults were not infested until the height of the season of chigger activity.
Loomis in his study of the chigger mites of Kansas examined many of the racers captured in the early years of my field work.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor|Henry S. Fitch
British Dictionary definitions for chigger
Word Origin and History for chigger
1756, from West Indies chigoe (1660s), possibly from Carib, or from or influenced by words from African languages (e.g. Wolof and Yoruba jiga "insect").