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Meaning of flea-bitten

flea-bit•ten

Pronunciation: (flē'bit"n), [key]
— adj.
  1. bitten by a flea or fleas.
  2. infested with fleas.
  3. shabby; dilapidated; wretched.
  4. (of a horse) having a light-colored coat with small, dark spots or streaks.
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