Crossword clues for chinch
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Chinch \Chinch\, n. [Cf. Sp. chinche, fr. L. cimex.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"bedbug," 1610s, from Spanish/Portuguese chinche (diminutive chinchilla) "bug," from Latin cimicem (nominative cimex) "bedbug." Related: Chinch-bug.\n\n
n. The bedbug ((taxlink Cimex lectularius species noshow=1)).
Usage examples of "chinch".
And during my emptiest moments when I felt the worst about myself, damn if I wouldn't see one of those chinch bug shells that used to litter the lawn of my childhood home.
Their voices may as well be the chatter of crows as I remember the thick Miami grass of my childhood, and dried-out chinch bug husks and the key lime tree in my small backyard.
We're supposed to have property lines and bushes and chinch bugs and home improvement loans.