true bug
noun Date: 1895 bug 1c

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • true bug — trü n BUG (1c) …   Medical dictionary

  • true bug — true′ bug′ n. ent bug 1) • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • true bug — noun Any of various insects of the order Hemiptera and in particular of the suborder Heteroptera, that are wingless or have two pairs of wings, and have mouthparts adapted for piercing and sucking. See Also: true water bug …   Wiktionary

  • true bug — noun any of various insects of the order Hemiptera and especially of the suborder Heteroptera • Hypernyms: ↑hemipterous insect, ↑bug, ↑hemipteran, ↑hemipteron * * * noun : an insect of the order Hemiptera; especially : a typical winged insect of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • true bug — bug1 (def. 1). [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bug — /bug/; Pol., Russ. /boohk/, n. 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 River in Poland. 450 mi. (725 km) long. 2. a river in SW Ukraine flowing SE… …   Universalium

  • bug — bug1 [bug] n. [prob. < BUG2] 1. any of an order (Hemiptera) of insects with sucking mouthparts and with forewings thickened toward the base, as a water bug or squash bug: also called true bug 2. any small arthropod, esp. if regarded as a pest …   English World dictionary

  • bug — bug1 /bug/, n., v., bugged, bugging. n. 1. Also called true bug, hemipteran, hemipteron. a hemipterous insect. 2. (loosely) any insect or insectlike invertebrate. 3. Informal. any microorganism, esp. a virus: He was laid up for a week by an… …   Universalium

  • bug — [[t]bʌg[/t]] n. v. bugged, bug•ging 1) ent Also called true bug any insect of the order Hemiptera, characterized by sucking mouthparts and thickened, leathery forewings. 2) ent (loosely) any insect or insectlike invertebrate 3) inf Informal. any… …   From formal English to slang

  • bug — I. noun Etymology: Middle English bugge hobgoblin; probably akin to Low German bögge goblin Date: 14th century obsolete bogey, bugbear II. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1622 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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