Translation of flea-bitten in Spanish:


pulgoso, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈflibɪtn/

Definition of pulgoso in Spanish


  • 1

    (cat/dog) pulgoso
    (cat/dog) pulguiento Southern Cone
    • ‘Oscar's far too old for rabbiting’ said George sharply, eyeing the flea-bitten beagle snoring in the corner of the room with distaste.
    • A flea-bitten dog with an enormous tick in its head greets us.
    • A flea-bitten rug dominates the floor (anything flea-bitten always manages to dominate) and the sacking lies folded on her ragged mattress.
    • I began to see films in Paris movie houses, many of them quite literally flea-bitten.
    • An army of dirty children ran passed me, trying to chase a flea-bitten dog.
  • 2informal

    (cafe/hotel) cochambroso informal
    (cafe/hotel) de mala muerte
    (garment) mugriento
    • We had in fact been walking in totally the wrong direction to get to our cheap but flea-bitten hotel.
    • He dreamed of flea-bitten hotels and ballrooms, but he awoke with the smell of cigars in his nostrils, the scent of organized outrage.
    • We ended up walking the streets with our suitcases and had to spend the night in a flea-bitten youth hostel, with lots of old men and young lads.
    • It will be flea-bitten inn rooms all the way then.
    • We spent the next half an hour trying each place up the road until we came to the flea-bitten looking bed & breakfast at the end of the road.