kissing bug

kissing bug

noun
1.
Informal.
a.
a person much given to kissing.
b.
an irresistible desire to kiss or be kissed.
2.
any of several assassin bugs that attack humans, sometimes inflicting painful bites.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism

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kissing bug
 
n
a North American assassin bug, Melanolestes picipes, with a painful bite, usually attacking the lips or cheeks of man

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