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Definition of "fleabag" [fleabag]

  • Informal A seedy, rundown hotel or other lodging place. (noun)
  • Informal An animal considered to be inferior or in poor condition. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fleabag" in a sentence
  • "-- No Country for Old Men and In the Valley of Elah shared several cast members and also the fact that at least half of both movies were set in fleabag motels."
  • "Other realities of the job, he said, were "being broke, spending massive amounts of time staying in fleabag hotels, and there are aspects of the writing that are just data entry.""
  • "(Read The Observer's extensive coverage here.) "Save The Hotel" activist Gregory Jones once took issue with my use of the term "fleabag" to describe the dowdy would-be landmark on Seventh Avenue."