chigger definition

  • noun:
    • any one of various small, six-legged larvae of mites for the family members Trombiculidae, parasitic on bugs, humans, alongside vertebrates. The chigger's bite creates a wheal this is certainly usually accompanied by severe irritation. Also referred to as chigoe, harvest bug, collect mite, jigger2, red bug.
    • See chigoe.
    • A chigoe (Tunga penetrans), a kind of flea present tropical climates.
    • A harvest mite, a really tiny, red mite endemic into Midwestern and Southeastern US, the infestation which triggers intense itching.
    • : (slang, US) derogatory term for an East Asian individual who acts in many ways just like a stereotypical metropolitan African American.
    • a small tropical flea (Tunga penetrans, previously Pulex penetrans); identical to chigoe.
    • a larval mite of the family Trombiculidae that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings, causing intense irritation, and serving to transmit a few infectious diseases.
    • A perverted kind of chigoe. Compare jigger.
    • little tropical flea; the fertile feminine burrows in skin associated with number including people
    • larval mite that sucks the bloodstream of vertebrates including humans causing intense discomfort

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