chigger chigger

Definition(s):

  1. (n) small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans
  2. (n) larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation

Usage(s):

  1. Dowd, relentless as a chigger, mocked the White House staff for praising the President's coolness and focus in the episode.
  2. Ah ended up a winner, but you could have stuck my winnings in a chigger's eye and never seen 'em.
  3. He bested Ted as once he beat the killer rabbit, down in the chigger latitudes.

News

  1. Winkeler: Chiggers get chance to rob me of my sanity

    Chiggers!
    on July 19, 2013     Source: The Southern Illinoisan

  2. Q. I had not had a chigger bite for more than 50 years, so I wasn’t sure what the bites were

    Q. I had not had a chigger bite for more than 50 years, so I wasn’t sure what the bites were when I
    on July 16, 2013     Source: The Youngstown Vindicator

  3. Toothpaste eases itch of chiggers

    Q: I had not had a chigger bite for more than 50 years, so I wasn't sure what the bites were when I got some last year. I tried the old remedies, including nail polish and calamine lotion, to no avail.
    on July 16, 2013     Source: Bradenton Herald

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