redbug

[red-buhg]

noun Chiefly South Atlantic States.


Nearby words

  1. redbreast,
  2. redbrick,
  3. redbrick university,
  4. redbridge,
  5. redbud,
  6. redcap,
  7. redcar,
  8. redcar and cleveland,
  9. redcloud peak,
  10. redcoat

Origin of redbug

First recorded in 1795–1805; red1 + bug1

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British Dictionary definitions for red bug

redbug

noun

US another name for chigger (def. 1)
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Medicine definitions for red bug

red bug

n.

chigger

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