Definition of Chigger

1. Noun. Small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans.

Exact synonyms: Chigoe, Chigoe Flea, Tunga Penetrans
Generic synonyms: Flea
Group relationships: Genus Tunga, Tunga



2. Noun. Larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation.
Exact synonyms: Harvest Mite, Jigger, Redbug
Generic synonyms: Trombiculid
Group relationships: Genus Trombicula, Trombicula

Definition of Chigger

1. Noun. A chigoe (''Tunga penetrans''), a kind of flea found in tropical climates. ¹

2. Noun. A harvest mite, a very small, red mite endemic to the Midwestern and Southeastern US, the infestation of which causes intense itching. ¹

3. Noun. (slang US) derogatory term for an East Asian person who behaves in ways similar to a stereotypical urban African American. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chigger

1. a parasitic mite [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chigger

1. The six-legged larva of Trombicula species and other members of the family Trombiculidae; a bloodsucking stage of mites that includes the vectors of scrub typhus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chigger

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chiffon
chiffon cake
chiffon cakes
chiffonade
chiffonades
chiffonier
chiffoniers
chiffonlike
chiffonnier
chiffons
chifforobe
chifforobes
chigetai
chigetais
chigger (current term)
chigger flower
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chiggers
chignon
chignoned
chignons
chigoe
chigoe flea
chigoes
chigre
chigres
chik
chikara

Literary usage of Chigger

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1. Palmer's Index to "The Times" NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1899)
"12 ; II t chigger a New Indian Plague. 11 m 4 d Child Servants Letter on ÜO m 6 / Childhood Society, Meeting. 3 m I2c Children's Country Holidays Fund, ..."

2. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1907)
"The chigger is a minute, reddish-brown flea, and attacks both man and animal. When impregnated the female attaches herself to the skin surfaces and burrows ..."

3. Brazil by Errol Lincoln Uys (2000)
"chigger Man was the first to bring Antonio Paciencia close to ... chigger Man, who was said to be more than ninety years old and had served the senhor ..."

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