bug (n.) Old form(s): Bugge , Bugges
bogey, bugbear, imaginary terror
3H6 V.ii.2[Edward to himself] Warwick was a bug that feared us all
Ham V.ii.22[Hamlet to Horatio] such bugs and goblins in my life [i.e. terrors and dangers]
TS I.ii.208.1[Petruchio to Gremio, of fearing Katherina] tush, fear boys with bugs!
WT III.ii.91[Hermione to Leontes] The bug which you would fright me with I seek
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