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noun 
  1. Any of various insects of the order Dermaptera that have elongated bodies, large membraneous wings folded underneath short leathery forewings and a pair of large pincers protruding from the rear of the abdomen.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: oorworm
  • French: forficule
  • German: Ohrwurm , Ohrenkriecher
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: tijereta
verb (earwigs, earwigging, earwigged, earwigged)
  1. To fill the mind of with prejudice by insinuations.
  2. To attempt to influence by persistent confidential argument or talk.
Etymology: erwigge < íarwicga.


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