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flea +‎ bag.


fleabag ‎(plural fleabags)

  1. (slang) A bed or sleeping bag.
  2. (slang) A place of shabby lodging, particularly a filthy hotel or run-down apartment.
    • Stephen King, 1408
      While Mike was still in the hospital, a man named Olin—the manager of the goddamned hotel, if you please—came and asked Sam Farrell if he could listen to that tape. Farrell said no, he couldn't; what Olin could do was take himself on out of the agent's office at a rapid hike and thank God all the way back to the fleabag where he worked that Mike Enslin had decided not to sue either the hotel or Olin for negligence.
  3. (slang) An unkempt mammal.
    He's become a real fleabag recently. Time for a bath!
  4. (slang) A mammal whom the speaker dislikes.
    Get out of the way you fleabag!