Meaning of bug hunter in English:

bug hunter

Pronunciation /ˈbʌɡ ˌhʌntə/


  • 1 slang, historical, rare (originally and chiefly British). A thief who steals from a drunk or unconscious person.

  • 2 informal, derogatory A person who studies or collects insects or other bugs; an entomologist.


Early 18th century (in an earlier sense). From bug + hunter.