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chinch

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noun \ˈchinch\

Definition of chinch

  1. :  bedbug



Origin and Etymology of chinch

Spanish chinche, from Latin cimic-, cimex


First Known Use: 1616


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chinch

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noun \ˈchinch\

Medical Definition of chinch

  1. :  bedbug




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