flea-bitten
adjective Date: 1570 1. of a horse having a white or gray coat flecked with a darker color 2. bitten by or infested with fleas

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  • flea-bitten — flea bit ten, a. 1. Bitten by a flea; as, a flea bitten face. [1913 Webster] 2. White, flecked with minute dots of bay or sorrel; said of the color of a horse. [1913 Webster] 3. same as {creaky}, 1. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: creaky, decrepit, run… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flea-bitten — [flēbit΄ n] adj. 1. bitten by a flea or fleas 2. infested with fleas 3. wretched; decrepit; shabby 4. light colored with reddish brown spots: said of horses …   English World dictionary

  • flea-bitten — adjective worn and broken down by hard use a creaky shack a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape a flea bitten sofa a run down neighborhood a woebegone old shack • Syn: ↑creaky, ↑decrepit, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • flea-bitten — flea bit·ten .bit ən adj bitten by or infested with fleas …   Medical dictionary

  • flea-bitten — flea′ bit ten adj. 1) bitten by or infested with fleas 2) shabby; dilapidated; wretched 3) (of a horse) having a light colored coat with small brown or reddish spots or streaks • Etymology: 1560–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • flea-bitten — /flee bit n/, adj. 1. bitten by a flea or fleas. 2. infested with fleas. 3. shabby; dilapidated; wretched. 4. (of a horse) having a light colored coat with small, dark spots or streaks. [1560 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • flea-bitten — /ˈfli bɪtn/ (say flee bitn) adjective 1. bitten by a flea or fleas. 2. infested with fleas. 3. (of a horse, etc.) having small reddish spots or streaks upon a lighter ground. 4. Colloquial shabby; dirty …   Australian English dictionary

  • flea bitten — adj. covered with fleas or bitten by fleas; (Slang) cheap and shabby, worn and run down; (Zoology) having a pale flecked coat (describing a horse that has a white or gray coat with reddish brown flecks) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flea-bitten — adjective 1》 bitten by or infested with fleas. 2》 dilapidated or disreputable …   English new terms dictionary

  • flea-bitten — adjective a) Infested with fleas b) decrepit or dilapidated …   Wiktionary

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