BUGS

Noun

bugs

plural of bug

Verb

bugs

Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bug

Adjective

bugs (comparative more bugs, superlative most bugs)

(slang) Crazy; unstable.

Anagrams

• BGSU, gubs

Noun

Bugs

plural of Bug

Anagrams

• BGSU, gubs

Source: Wiktionary


BUG

Bug, n. Etym: [OE. bugge, fr. W. bwg, bwgan, hobgoblin, scarecrow, bugbear. Cf. Bogey, Boggle.]

1. A bugbear; anything which terrifies. [Obs.] Sir, spare your threats: The bug which you would fright me with I seek. Shak.

2. (Zoöl.)

Definition: A general name applied to various insects belonging to the Hemiptera; as, the squash bug; the chinch bug, etc.

3. (Zoöl.)

Definition: An insect of the genus Cimex, especially the bedbug (C. lectularius). See Bedbug.

4. (Zoöl.)

Definition: One of various species of Coleoptera; as, the ladybug; potato bug, etc.; loosely, any beetle.

5. (Zoöl.)

Definition: One of certain kinds of Crustacea; as, the sow bug; pill bug; bait bug; salve bug, etc.

Note: According to present popular usage in England, and among housekeepers in America, bug, when not joined with some qualifying word, is used specifically for bedbug. As a general term it is used very loosely in America, and was formerly used still more loosely in England. "God's rare workmanship in the ant, the poorest bug that creeps." Rogers (Naaman). "This bug with gilded wings." Pope. Bait bug. See under Bait.

– Bug word, swaggering or threatening language. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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Word of the Day

15 August 2022

ETCH

(verb) cause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible; “a face etched with pain”; “the leafless branches etched against the sky”


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Coffee Trivia

Some 16th-century Italian clergymen tried to ban coffee because they believed it to be “satanic.” However, Pope Clement VII loved coffee so much that he lifted the ban and had coffee baptized in 1600.

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