|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|—n , pl -bi, -buses|
|1.||Compare succubus a demon believed in folklore to lie upon sleeping persons, esp to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women|
|2.||something that oppresses, worries, or disturbs greatly, esp a nightmare or obsession|
|[C14: from Late Latin, from incubāre to lie upon; see |
incubus in·cu·bus (ĭn'kyə-bəs, ĭng'-)
n. pl. in·cu·bus·es or in·cu·bi (-bī')
An evil spirit believed to have sexual intercourse with women as they sleep.
An oppressive or nightmarish burden.