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bug

 (bŭg)
n.
1.
a. An insect having mouthparts used for piercing and sucking, such as an aphid, a bedbug, or a stinkbug.
b. An insect of any kind, such as a cockroach or a ladybug.
c. A small invertebrate with many legs, such as a spider or a centipede.
2.
a. A disease-producing microorganism or agent: a flu bug.
b. The illness or disease so produced: took several days to get over the bug.
3.
a. A defect or difficulty, as in a system or design.
b. Computers A defect in the code or routine of a program.
4. An enthusiasm or obsession: got bitten by the writing bug.
5. An enthusiast or devotee; a buff: a model train bug.
6. An electronic listening device, such as a hidden microphone or wiretap, used in surveillance: planted a bug in the suspect's room.
v. bugged, bug·ging, bugs
v.intr.
To grow large; bulge: My eyes bugged when I saw the mess.
v.tr.
1.
a. To annoy; pester.
b. To prey on; worry: a memory that bugged me for years.
2. To equip (a room or telephone circuit, for example) with a concealed electronic listening device.
3. To make (the eyes) bulge or grow large.
Phrasal Verbs:
bug off Slang
To leave someone alone; go away.
bug out Slang
1. To leave or quit, usually in a hurry.
2. To avoid a responsibility or duty. Often used with on or of: bugged out on his partners at the first sign of trouble.
Idiom:
put a bug in (someone's) ear Informal
To impart useful information to (another) in a subtle, discreet way.

[Perhaps alteration (influenced by obsolete bug, hobgoblin; see bugbear) of Middle English boude, budde, beetle, weevil, from Old English -budda as in scearnbudda, dung beetle; akin to Low German dialectal budde, louse.]

bug′ger n.

Bug

 (bo͞og, bo͞ok)
1. also Western Bug A river of eastern Europe rising in southwest Ukraine and flowing about 770 km (480 mi) through Poland to the Vistula River near Warsaw.
2. also Southern Bug A river of southern Ukraine rising in the southwest part and flowing about 853 km (530 mi) generally southeast to the Black Sea.

bugs

(bʌɡz)
adj
slang US crazy

bugs

(bʌgz)

adj. Slang.
crazy; insane.
[1920–25]
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References in classic literature ?
All of these he examined, but the pictures caught his fancy most, though the strange little bugs which covered the pages where there were no pictures excited his wonder and deepest thought.
His little face was tense in study, for he had partially grasped, in a hazy, nebulous way, the rudiments of a thought which was destined to prove the key and the solution to the puzzling problem of the strange little bugs.
Half a dozen different bugs of long scientific names had attacked and destroyed him.
Why, eating live things, and horrid bugs, and crawly ants.
And, anyhow, we never eat such dreadful things as BUGS.
By much labor and through the medium of infinite patience as well, he had, without assistance, discovered the purpose of the little bugs which ran riot upon the printed pages.
To-morrow, or some other day, a ptomaine bug, or some other of a thousand bugs, might jump out upon him and drag him down.
Dey aint no tin in him, Massa Will, I keep a tellin on you," here interrupted Jupiter; "de bug is a goole bug, solid, ebery bit of him, inside and all, sep him wing - neber feel half so hebby a bug in my life.
The Bug made some of the words long afterward, and so did others of us make words from time to time.
The sand began to work, and presently a small black bug appeared for a second and then darted under again in a fright.
It may be that a leopard or a lion shall kill me, or it may be a tiny bug no bigger than the end of my littlest finger.
I am, in reality, a very big bug, and doubtless the most intelligent being in all this broad domain.