What is another word for earwig?

Pronunciation: [ˈi͡əwɪɡ] (IPA)

Earwig is a term used for a small insect that has a pair of pincers on the end of its abdomen. It is often found in gardens and can cause damage to plants. If you are tired of using the same old term "earwig," here are some synonyms to consider. Some common synonyms for the word earwig are pincher bug, pincer insect, and earwig beetle. Other options could be pincer worm, fork tail bug, or forcep bug. No matter what term you choose, Just remember to use it in context and always keep in mind the unique features that make this insect stand out.

What are the hypernyms for Earwig?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Earwig?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for earwig (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Earwig?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Earwig

She had the intense maternal instinct and the brain, such as it is, of an earwig.
"The Rough Road"
William John Locke
521, 522. 3. Larva of earwig.
"On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects"
Sir John Lubbock
To give the thing a plausible look a few flies are added, and the two largest pans are finished off, one with a large earwig, the other with a thousand-legged worm.
"Woodcraft"
George W. Sears

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