flea-bitten

flea-bitten

[flee-bit-n]
adjective
1.
bitten by a flea or fleas.
2.
infested with fleas.
3.
shabby; dilapidated; wretched.
4.
(of a horse) having a light-colored coat with small, dark spots or streaks.

Origin:
1560–70

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flea-bitten
 
adj
1.  bitten by or infested with fleas
2.  informal shabby or decrepit; mean
3.  (of the coat of a horse) having reddish-brown spots on a lighter background

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