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bugbear

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noun bug·bear \-ˌber\

Simple Definition of bugbear

  • : something that causes problems or annoys people

Full Definition of bugbear

  1. 1 :  an imaginary goblin or specter used to excite fear

  2. 2 a :  an object or source of dread b :  a continuing source of irritation :  problem

Examples of bugbear

  1. The biggest bugbear of the skiing business is a winter with no snow.

  2. <communism was once the nation's biggest bugbear>



1581

First Known Use of bugbear

1581



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