1. the bite of a flea.
  2. the red spot caused by the bite of a flea.
  3. any petty annoyance or irritation, as a trifling wound.

Origin of fleabite

First recorded in 1400–50, fleabite is from the late Middle English word flee byte. See flea, bite
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  1. the bite of a flea
  2. a slight or trifling annoyance or discomfort
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