Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

General words for insects - thesaurus

Synonyms

bug

noun

informal an insect

worm

noun

an insect that looks like a worm

pest

noun

an insect or small animal that damages plants or supplies of food

creepy-crawly

noun

informal an insect. This word shows that you dislike or are afraid of insects.

gogga

noun

South Africaninformal an insect; a creepy-crawly

BuzzWord

hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play