potato bug

noun

Definition of potato bug

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Recent Examples on the Web The most outspoken of the daughters, Jo, wants to become a writer, but instead marries a potato bug who encourages her to put an end to her silly ambitions. Jay Martel, The New Yorker, "Once Before a Time: A Roundup of Upcoming Prequels," 8 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of potato bug

1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Potato bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potato%20bug. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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