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Bugletnoun

(music) A small bugle.

Bugnoun

(entomology) An insect of the order Hemiptera (the “true bugs”).

Bugletnoun

A minor bug in a program.

Bugnoun

Any of various species of marine or freshwater crustaceans; e.g. a Morton Bay bug, mudbug.

Bugnoun

(colloquial) Any insect, arachnid, or other terrestrial arthropod that is a pest.

‘These flies are a bother. I’ll get some bug spray and kill them.’;

Bugnoun

Any insect, arachnid, myriapod or entognath.

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Bugnoun

A problem that needs fixing.

‘The software bug led the computer to calculate 2 plus 2 as 3.’;

Bugnoun

A contagious illness; a bacterium or virus causing it

‘He’s got the flu bug.’;

Bugnoun

(informal) An enthusiasm for something; an obsession

‘I think he’s a gold bug: he has over 10,000 ounces in storage.’; ‘I caught the skiing bug while staying in the Alps.’;

Bugnoun

(informal) A keen enthusiast or hobbyist.

Bugnoun

A concealed electronic eavesdropping or intercept device

‘We installed a bug in her telephone.’;

Bugnoun

A small and usually invisible file (traditionally a single-pixel image) on a World Wide Web page, primarily used to track users.

‘He suspected the image was a Web bug used for determining who was visiting the site.’;

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Bugnoun

(broadcasting) A small, usually transparent or translucent image placed in a corner of a television program to indicate what network or cable channel is televising it

‘Channel 4's bug distracted Jim from his favorite show.’;

Bugnoun

(aviation) A manually positioned marker in flight instruments.

Bugnoun

A semi-automated telegraph key.

Bugnoun

(obsolete) Hobgoblin, scarecrow; anything that terrifies.

Bugnoun

HIV.

Bugnoun

(poker) A limited form of wild card in some variants of poker.

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Bugnoun

A trilobite.

Bugnoun

A young apprentice jockey.

Bugverb

To annoy.

‘Don’t bug me, I’m busy!’;

Bugverb

(transitive) To install an electronic listening device or devices in.

‘We need to know what’s going on. We’ll bug his house.’;

Bugnoun

A bugbear; anything which terrifies.

‘Sir, spare your threats:The bug which you would fright me with I seek.’;

Bugnoun

A general name applied to various insects belonging to the Hemiptera; as, the squash bug; the chinch bug, etc.

Bugnoun

An insect of the genus Cimex, especially the bedbug (Cimex lectularius). See Bedbug.

Bugnoun

One of various species of Coleoptera; as, the ladybug; potato bug, etc.; loosely, any beetle.

Bugnoun

One of certain kinds of Crustacea; as, the sow bug; pill bug; bait bug; salve bug, etc.

Bugnoun

An error in the coding of a computer program, especially one causing the program to malfunction or fail. See, for example, year 2000 bug.

Bugnoun

Any unexpected defect or flaw, such as in a machine or a plan.

Bugnoun

A hidden electronic listening device, used to hear or record conversations surreptitiously.

Bugnoun

An infectious microorganism; a germ{4}.

Bugnoun

An undiagnosed illness, usually mild, believed to be caused by an infectious organism.

Bugnoun

An enthusiast; - used mostly in combination, as a camera bug.

Bugverb

to annoy; to bother or pester.

Bugnoun

general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate

Bugnoun

a fault or defect in a system or machine

Bugnoun

a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly

Bugnoun

insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis

Bugnoun

a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

Bugverb

annoy persistently;

‘The children teased the boy because of his stammer’;

Bugverb

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?’;

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