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Definition of "flea-bitten" [flea•-bit•ten]

  • Covered with fleas or fleabites. (adjective)
  • Informal Seedy; dilapidated: a flea-bitten couch. (adjective)
  • Having a pale coat with reddish-brown flecks. Used of horses. (adjective)

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 "flea-bitten" in a sentence
  • "We drove out of the Valley and into the desert, and not long after on account of how we were passing everything in sight although I didn’t know what the hurry was, we entered a little town I recognized, the one that Bernie had called flea-bitten."
  • "Don't be gnawing on one of those mangey, flea-bitten, critters."
  • "The flea-bitten roan, on its four legs up-standing, continued bravely to stand until the lady was removed, whereupon, with a long sigh, it sank down on the ground."