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1. chigger

noun. small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans.

Synonyms

  • chigoe
  • chigoe flea
  • Tunga penetrans
  • flea
  • genus Tunga

Etymology

  • chink (English)
  • nigger (English)
  • niger (Latin)

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2. chigger

noun. larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation.

Synonyms

  • genus Trombicula
  • trombiculid
  • redbug
  • jigger
  • Trombicula

Etymology

  • chink (English)
  • nigger (English)
  • niger (Latin)

Example sentences of the word chigger


1. Noun, singular or mass
Do not try to wash the clothing with cold water, since this will not kill the chigger mites.

2. Adjective, comparative
It may have moved to another location on your skin to feast again, which is why you almost never have just one chigger bite.

3. Verb, past participle
Take a hot bath immediately if you suspect you have chigger mites.

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