Synonyms
Etymology

1. cockroach

noun. ['ˈkɑːˌkroʊtʃ'] any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests.

Synonyms

  • Periplaneta americana
  • American cockroach
  • suborder Blattaria
  • German cockroach
  • Blattaria
  • Australian cockroach
  • Croton bug
  • dictyopterous insect
  • crotonbug
  • roach
  • suborder Blattodea
  • water bug
  • Blattella germanica
  • blackbeetle
  • Asiatic cockroach
  • Blatta orientalis
  • Blattodea
  • oriental roach
  • Periplaneta australasiae
  • giant cockroach

Etymology

  • cucaracha (Spanish)

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Rhymes with Cockroach

  • stagecoach

How do you pronounce cockroach?

Pronounce cockroach as ˈkɑˌkroʊʧ.

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Sentences with cockroach


1. Noun, singular or mass
But not every bug that looks like a cockroach is in fact a cockroach.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
In addition, cockroach droppings cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals and may trigger asthma symptoms.

3. Adjective
Texas is the cockroach capital of the U.S. -- it's home to 32 different species.

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