See under louse (def 2).
any small, wingless insect of the order Anoplura (sucking louse) parasitic on humans and other mammals and having mouthparts adapted for sucking, as Pediculus humanus (body louse or head louse) and Phthirius pubis (crab louse or pubic louse)
any insect of the order Mallophaga (bird louse, biting louse, or chewing louse) parasitic on birds and mammals, having mouthparts adapted for biting.
Slang. a contemptible person, especially an unethical one.
louse up, Slang. to spoil; botch:
Miscasting loused up the movie.
noun (pl) lice (laɪs)
any wingless bloodsucking insect of the order Anoplura: includes Pediculus capitis (head louse), Pediculus corporis (body louse), and the crab louse, all of which infest man related adjective pedicular
biting louse, bird louse, any wingless insect of the order Mallophaga, such as the chicken louse: external parasites of birds and mammals with biting mouthparts
any of various similar but unrelated insects, such as the plant louse and book louse
(slang) (pl) louses. an unpleasant or mean person
to remove lice from
(foll by up) (slang) to ruin or spoil
See louse (sense 2)
an epidemic in which people have a compulsion to bite others, as in 15th-century Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands.
punkie. noun any small fragile dipterous fly of the family Ceratopogonidae, most of which suck the blood of mammals, birds, or other insects
the second part of the oral phase of psychosexual development, approximately 8 to18 months of age, during which a child has the urge to bite or chew objects.
noun (in driving) the point at which the plates of the clutch connect as the clutch pedal is released a point at which success is achieved