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bloodsucker

[OED, animal which sucks blood] n.

1. a variety of mosquito. (Adelaide)

2. the bedbug. (San Sal.)

3. a witch reputed to suck people's blood: 1904 Congo . . . witches or "hags" [with] their repute as "bloodsuckers" (Clavel 36). (Inagua)

Tags: animal, insect, noun

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Last update: 2010-09-06 06:16
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Tevin Glinton:
Antoinette Glinton is a 51 year old woman from New Providence and she has heard of the term Bloodsucker. She says that she uses the term to speak of animals such as mosquitoes or leeches. Mrs. Glinton also used the term to describe a person that only uses people for their wealth.
Added at: 2013-09-19 04:12