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  • IPA(key): [ˈʊnɡəˌʦiːfɐ]


Ungeziefer n (genitive Ungeziefers, no plural)

  1. vermin
  2. Items of a disgusting nature, Things that are dirty: bugs, dirt
    • Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis (1915):
      Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte, fand er sich in seinem Bett zu einem ungeheuren Ungeziefer verwandelt.
      As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into an enormous insect.

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