any of numerous elongate, nocturnal insects of the order Dermaptera, having a pair of large, movable pincers at the rear of the abdomen.
to fill the mind of with prejudice by insinuations.
any of various insects of the order Dermaptera, esp Forficula auricularia (common European earwig), which typically have an elongated body with small leathery forewings, semicircular membranous hindwings, and curved forceps at the tip of the abdomen
(informal) to eavesdrop
(transitive) (archaic) to attempt to influence (a person) by private insinuation