flea-bitten

[ flee-bit-n ]
/ ˈfliˌbɪt n /
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adjective

bitten by a flea or fleas.
infested with fleas.
shabby; dilapidated; wretched.
(of a horse) having a light-colored coat with small, dark spots or streaks.

Nearby words

  1. flea,
  2. flea beetle,
  3. flea collar,
  4. flea in one's ear, a,
  5. flea market,
  6. flea-flicker,
  7. fleabag,
  8. fleabane,
  9. fleabite,
  10. fleam

Origin of flea-bitten

First recorded in 1560–70

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British Dictionary definitions for flea-bitten

flea-bitten

adjective

bitten by or infested with fleas
informal shabby or decrepit; mean
(of the coat of a horse) having reddish-brown spots on a lighter background
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