Definition of bedbug
: a wingless bloodsucking hemipterous bug (Cimex lectularius) sometimes infesting houses and especially beds and feeding on human blood
Recent Examples of bedbug from the Web
The city manager in Augusta, Maine, says the municipal office building had to be sprayed for bedbugs after a man threw a cup of the pests onto an office counter and about 100 of them scattered off.
There were bugs, there were bedbugs, the bathroom was horrible.
Bedbugs at hotels are nothing new, but for some reason, the Facebook post that spurred the response, featuring pictures of the damage wrought by the bugs, was shared nearly 20,000 times.
Big Bop’ll trade a B flat for a B, A neck for a neck, a tooth for a tee, A downy quilt bedbug for a fur cap-fat flea—
Airbnb won’t survive if too many of its rooms come with bedbugs and rude hosts.
Here’s the bad news, though: The negative stuff of cities – murder, drug consumption, flu outbreaks, bedbugs, shoplifting, etc.
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First Known Use of bedbug
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Definition of bedbug for Students
: a small wingless insect that sucks blood and is sometimes found in houses and especially in beds
Medical Definition of bedbug
: a wingless bloodsucking bug (Cimex lectularius) sometimes infesting houses and especially beds and feeding on human blood—called also chinch
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