Definition of bedbug in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbedˌbəɡ/


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A bloodsucking bug that is a parasite of birds and mammals.
Example sentences
  • Bloodsucking bedbugs are sneaking back between the sheets some 50 years after being all but wiped out in the developed world, a new study says.
  • Fears that an infestation of giant, blood-sucking bedbugs is plaguing south Dublin have been raised after a second outbreak was confirmed.
  • We wished to avoid the constant and real threat of bedbugs, fleas, and other insect pests which we had brought home in our bags, topclothing, and soiled linens.

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Syllabification: bed·bug

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