Definition of bug chasing in English:

bug chasing


North American
informal, slang
  • 1North American informal (often humorous and depreciative). The action or practice of seeking out or investigating bugs; specifically searching for or collecting insects and other bugs, especially as entomological specimens.

  • 2Slang. The action or practice (especially among homosexual men) of actively seeking infection with the HIV virus through unprotected sex with HIV-positive partners.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American. From bug + chasing.


bug chasing

/ˈbʌɡ tʃeɪsɪŋ/