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bug·bear [búg bèr]

(plural bug·bears)


1. continuing problem: a continuing source of annoyance or difficulty

2. source of fear: a source of obsessive or groundless fear

3. monster: a monster invented to frighten children, traditionally in the form of a bear that eats those who misbehave



[Late 16th century. < obsolete bug "hobgoblin" + bear1 (sense 1) ]



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