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English definition of “bugbear”

bugbear

noun [C]     /ˈbʌɡ.beər/ US  /-ber/
a particular thing that annoys or upsets you: Smoking is a particular bugbear of his.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of bugbear noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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