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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Earwig(0.02381 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Earwig.
English → English (WordNet)
n : any of numerous insects of the order Dermaptera having
elongate bodies and slender many-jointed antennae and a
pair of large pincers at the rear of the abdomen
English → English (gcide)
Earwig \Ear"wig`\ ([=e]r"w[i^]g`), n. [AS. e['a]rwicga; e['a]re
ear + wicga beetle, worm: cf. Prov. E. erri-wiggle.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any insect of the genus Forficula and related
genera, belonging to the order Dermaptera (formerly
Euplexoptera). They have elongated bodies and a
prominent pair of curved pincers at the rear of their
[1913 Webster + PJC]
2. (Zo["o]l.) In America, any small chilopodous myriapod,
esp. of the genus Geophilus. See Geophilus
Note: Both insects are so called from the supposition that
they creep into the human ear.
3. A whisperer of insinuations; a secret counselor.
Earwig \Ear"wig`\ ([=e]r"w[i^]g`), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Earwigged ([=e]r"w[i^]gd`); p. pr. & vb. n. Earwigging
To influence, or attempt to influence, by whispered
insinuations or private talk. “No longer was he earwigged by
the Lord Cravens.” --Lord Campbell.