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Related to true bug: order Hemiptera
1. A hemipteran.
2. A heteropteran.
n., v. bugged, bug•ging. n.
1. Also called true bug. any insect of the order Hemiptera, characterized by sucking mouthparts and thickened, leathery forewings.
2. (loosely) any insect or insectlike invertebrate.
3. Informal. any microorganism, esp. a virus: an intestinal bug.
4. a defect, error, or imperfection, as in computer software.
a. an often short-lived enthusiasm; a craze or obsession: He's got the sports-car bug.
b. an enthusiast; fan; hobbyist: a camera bug.
6. a hidden microphone or other electronic eavesdropping device.
7. Horse Racing. the five-pound weight allowance that can be claimed by an apprentice jockey.v.t.
8. to install a secret listening device in or on: The phone was bugged.
9. Informal. to annoy or pester.v.i.
10. (of eyes) to bulge.
11. bug off, Slang. to leave or depart (often used as a command).
12. bug out, Slang. to flee in panic.Idioms:
put a bug in someone's ear, to give someone a subtle suggestion.
[1615–25; earlier bugge beetle]
1. a river in E central Europe, rising in W Ukraine and forming part of the boundary between Poland and Ukraine, flowing NW to the Vistula in Poland. 450 mi. (725 km) long.
2. a river in SW Ukraine, flowing SE to the Dnieper estuary. ab. 530 mi. (850 km) long.
A wingless or four-winged insect having mouthparts adapted for piercing or sucking. Bedbugs and lice are examples of true bugs. See Note at bug.