chinch

noun \ ˈchinch \

Definition of chinch

: bedbug

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Origin and Etymology of chinch

Spanish chinche, from Latin cimic-, cimex


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chinch

noun \ ˈchinch \

medical Definition of chinch

: bedbug

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