- 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.
verb (earwigs, earwigging, earwigged, earwigged)
- Dutch: oorworm
- French: forficule
- German: Ohrwurm , Ohrenkriecher
- Spanish: tijereta
Etymology: erwigge < íarwicga.
- To fill the mind of with prejudice by insinuations.
- To attempt to influence by persistent confidential argument or talk.
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