bedbugnoun [ C ]uk /ˈbed.bʌɡ/ us /ˈbed.bʌɡ/
Examples from literature
- Ants, especially the white ant, pay frequent visits to the house, but the worst scourge of all is the ravenous bedbug.
- The bedbug is also by no means the harmless creature which it is generally regarded.
- The flea, the louse, the bedbug, the house fly, the mosquito, the tick, have all within a few years taken their places as important transmitters of disease.
- The wood-tick is a small, rather disgusting-looking creature which, in appearance and size, resembles the common bedbug.
- There is only one objection to the box spring: when the bedbug once effects an entrance therein, the days of that spring are numbered, for there is no evicting him.