(1) Small air-breathing arthropod
(2) A person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
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- An arthropod in the class Insecta, characterized by six legs, up to four wings, and a chitinous exoskeleton.
- Our shed has several insect infestions, including ants, yellowjackets, and wasps.
- Any small arthropod similar to an insect including spiders, centipedes, millipedes, etc
- The swamp is swarming with every sort of insect.
- A contemptible or powerless person.
- The manager’s assistant was the worst sort of insect.