chigger

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From chigoe

Noun[edit]

chigger (plural chiggers)

  1. A chigoe (Tunga penetrans), a kind of flea found in tropical climates.
  2. A harvest mite, a very small, red mite endemic to the Midwestern and Southeastern US, the infestation of which causes intense itching.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of chink and nigger

Noun[edit]

chigger (plural chiggers)

  1. (US, slang, derogatory, offensive) An East Asian person who behaves in ways similar to a stereotypical urban African American.
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