flea-bitten

adjective

flea-bit·​ten ˈflē-ˌbi-tᵊn How to pronounce flea-bitten (audio)
1
of a horse : having a white or gray coat flecked with a darker color
2
: bitten by or infested with fleas

Word History

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of flea-bitten was in 1570

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Cite this Entry

“Flea-bitten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flea-bitten. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

flea-bitten

adjective
flea-bit·​ten -ˌbit-ᵊn How to pronounce flea-bitten (audio)
: bitten by or infested with fleas
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