flea·​bite ˈflē-ˌbīt How to pronounce fleabite (audio)
: the bite of a flea
also : the red spot caused by such a bite
: a trifling pain or annoyance

Examples of fleabite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But this is just a fleabite; this is nothing; there must be some other way of doing it. Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, 30 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fleabite was in 1570

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“Fleabite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleabite. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


flea·​bite -ˌbīt How to pronounce fleabite (audio)
: the bite of a flea
also : the red spot caused by such a bite

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