any moth of the family Cossidae, as Prionoxystus robiniae of the U.S. and southern Canada, whose larvae bore into the trunks and branches of oaks, locusts, and other trees.
- Carpenter pants
noun a type of loose-fitting trousers of denim or other material having multiple tool loops and pockets on both legs; also written carpenter’s pants , also called painter’s pants Examples Carpenter pants look good with baggy sweaters. See painter’s pants Word Origin originally made for carpenters Usage Note pl noun
the larva of the carpenterworm moth.
a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago.
to find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably; be niggling in criticizing; cavil: to carp at minor errors. a peevish complaint. Contemporary Examples “I think Jane Holl Lute would be a terrific candidate, and I urge the president to consider her,” carper said. Lute, Allen Top Congressional Wish List for DHS Josh Rogin July 15, […]