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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

chinch (plural chinches)

  1. The bedbug (Cimex lectularius).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ chinch” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.