Bug

Definition of Bug

Pronunciation: bŭg
n.1.A bugbear; anything which terrifies.
Sir, spare your threats:
The bug which you would fright me with I seek.
- Shak.
2.(Zool.) A general name applied to various insects belonging to the Hemiptera; as, the squash bug; the chinch bug, etc.
3.(Zool.) An insect of the genus Cimex, especially the bedbug (Cimex lectularius). See Bedbug.
4.(Zool.) One of various species of Coleoptera; as, the ladybug; potato bug, etc.; loosely, any beetle.
5.(Zool.) One of certain kinds of Crustacea; as, the sow bug; pill bug; bait bug; salve bug, etc.
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.
7.Any unexpected defect or flaw, such as in a machine or a plan.
8.A hidden electronic listening device, used to hear or record conversations surreptitiously.
9.An infectious microorganism; a germ{4}.
10.An undiagnosed illness, usually mild, believed to be caused by an infectious organism.
11.An enthusiast; - used mostly in combination, as a camera bug.
Bait bug
See under Bait.
Bug word
swaggering or threatening language.
- Beau. & Fl.
v. t.1.to annoy; to bother or pester.

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