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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Covered with fleas or fleabites.
  • adj. Informal Seedy; dilapidated: a flea-bitten couch.
  • adj. Having a pale coat with reddish-brown flecks. Used of horses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Infested with fleas
  • adj. decrepit or dilapidated

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bitten by a flea.
  • adj. White, flecked with minute dots of bay or sorrel; -- said of the color of a horse.
  • adj. same as creaky, 1.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bitten by a flea; infested with fleas.
  • Having small reddish spots or lines upon a lighter ground: applied to the color of horses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. worn and broken down by hard use

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