chinches

chinch

[chinch]
noun
2.
(loosely) a bedbug.

Origin:
1615–25; < Spanish chinche < Latin cīmic- (stem of cīmex) bug

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chinch (tʃɪntʃ)
 
n
(Southern US) another name for a bedbug
 
[C17: from Spanish chinche, from Latin cīmex bug]

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chinch
1616, from Sp./Port. chinche (dim. chinchilla) "bug," from L. cimex (acc. cimicem) "bedbug."
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