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noun. ['ˈbʌg'] general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate.
Rhymes with Bug
How do you pronounce bug?
Pronounce bug as bəg.
US - How to pronounce bug in American English
UK - How to pronounce bug in British English
Sentences with bug
1. Noun, singular or mass
[Read more about how to tell the difference between bug bites.
Cover the front with bug stickers.
Quotes about bug
1. The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
- Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
2. I'm a bug on acting, which distinguishes Second City from a lot of other revues. It comes from the character, the behavior, and not from the jokes. I don't think jokes are funny. Humor comes out of character and out of situations the character is in.
- Bernard Sahlins
3. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the 'creative bug' is just a wee voice telling you, 'I'd like my crayons back, please.
- Hugh MacLeod, Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity
noun. a zoologist who studies insects.
- butterfly collector
verb. ['ˈbʌg'] annoy persistently.
noun. ['ˈbʌg'] a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use.
noun. ['ˈbʌg'] a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly.
noun. ['ˈbʌg'] a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine.
verb. ['ˈbʌg'] tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information.
- listen in
noun. ['ˈbʌg'] insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis.
- bed bug
- Notonecta undulata
- Cimex lectularius
- hemipterous insect
- order Hemiptera
- coreid bug
- true bug
- plant bug
- leaf bug