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1 a person with a strong and habitual liking for something
  • a camera bug who loves taking candid shots at fairs and festivals

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2 an abnormal state that disrupts a plant's or animal's normal bodily functioning
  • I can't go to work today because I've caught some bug that's going around

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3 a person having or showing a severely disordered or abnormal state of mind
  • a bug with a fascination for committing arson

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Synonyms & Antonyms of bug (Entry 2 of 2)

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The first known use of bug was in the 15th century

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“Bug.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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