Meaning of earwig

ear•wig

Pronunciation: (ēr'wig"), [key]
— n., v., -wigged, -wig•ging.
—n.
  1. any of numerous elongate, nocturnal insects of the order Dermaptera, having a pair of large, movable pincers at the rear of the abdomen.
—v.t.
  1. to fill the mind of with prejudice by insinuations.
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