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Definition: Bait bug
(b[=a]t), n. [Icel. beita food, beit pasture, akin
to AS. b[=a]t food, Sw. bete. See Bait
, v. t.]
1. Any substance, esp. food, used in catching fish, or other
animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, inclosure, or
2. Anything which allures; a lure; enticement; temptation.
3. A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a
journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment.
4. A light or hasty luncheon.
(Zo["o]l.), a crustacean of the genus Hippa
found burrowing in sandy beaches. See Anomura
(b[u^]g), n. [OE. bugge, fr. W. bwg, bwgan, hobgoblin,
scarecrow, bugbear. Cf. Bogey
1. A bugbear; anything which terrifies. [Obs.]
Sir, spare your threats:
The bug which you would fright me with I seek.
2. (Zo["o]l.) A general name applied to various insects
belonging to the Hemiptera; as, the squash bug; the chinch
3. (Zo["o]l.) An insect of the genus Cimex
, especially the
bedbug (Cimex lectularius
). See Bedbug
4. (Zo["o]l.) One of various species of Coleoptera; as, the
ladybug; potato bug, etc.; loosely, any beetle.
5. (Zo["o]l.) One of certain kinds of Crustacea; as, the sow
bug; pill bug; bait bug; salve bug, etc.
Note: According to popular usage in England and among
housekeepers in America around 1900, bug, when not
joined with some qualifying word, was used specifically
. As a general term it is now used very
loosely in America as a colloquial term to mean any
small crawling thing, such as an insect or arachnid,
and was formerly used still more loosely in England.
“God's rare workmanship in the ant, the poorest bug
--Rogers (--Naaman). “This bug with
[1913 Webster +PJC]
6. (Computers) An error in the coding of a computer program,
especially one causing the program to malfunction or fail.
See, for example, year 2000 bug
. “That's not a bug,
it's a feature!”
7. Any unexpected defect or flaw, such as in a machine or a
8. A hidden electronic listening device, used to hear or
record conversations surreptitiously.
9. An infectious microorganism; a germ. [Colloq.]
10. An undiagnosed illness, usually mild, believed to be
caused by an infectious organism. [Colloq.]
Note: In some communities in the 1990's, the incidence of
AIDS is high and AIDS is referred to colloquially as
11. An enthusiast; -- used mostly in combination, as a camera
. See under Bait
, swaggering or threatening language. [Obs.]
--Beau. & Fl.