chinch

[ chinch ]
/ tʃɪntʃ /

noun

(loosely) a bedbug.

Origin of chinch

1615–25; < Spanish chinche < Latin cīmic- (stem of cīmex) bug
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British Dictionary definitions for chinch

chinch
/ (tʃɪntʃ) /

noun

Southern US another name for a bedbug

Word Origin for chinch

C17: from Spanish chinche, from Latin cīmex bug
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