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  Definition of bug
  1. a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
  2. general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate
  3. insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
  4. a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly
  5. a fault or defect in a system or machine
  6. annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
  7. tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"
Similar Words: microbe, germ, hemipterous insect, hemipteran, hemipteron, glitch, tease, badger, pester, beleaguer, wiretap, tap, intercept

 

Hyponyms: leaf bug, plant bug, lygaeid, lygaeid bug, coreid bug, coreid, bedbug, bed bug, chinch, Cimex lectularius, backswimmer, Notonecta undulata, true bug

 

Member Meronyms: Hemiptera, order Hemiptera

 

Derivational Morphology: wiretap, tap, intercept, pest, blighter, cuss, pesterer, gadfly, heckler, badgerer, tease, teasing, ribbing, teaser, annoyer, vexer, tapper, wiretapper, phone tapper

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: bug and insect   Finnish: ötökkä and bugi  
French: bogue and insecte   German: Wanze  
Greek: κοριός   Hebrew: ג'וק  
Italian: bacarozzo and malfunzionamento   Japanese: and 不具合  
Maltese: bagg and insett żgħir   Polish: byk and robak  
Portuguese: defeito and inseto   Russian: баг and насекомое  
Slovene: hrošč and žužek   Turkish: böcek  
 
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