chinch

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish or Portuguese chinche (bug), from Latin cimex (bedbug).[1]

NounEdit

chinch (plural chinches)

  1. The bedbug (Cimex lectularius).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ chinch” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
Last modified on 7 June 2013, at 02:12