Definition of bug hunter in US English:

bug hunter

noun

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

  • 2Informal (originally depreciative). A person who studies or collects insects or other bugs; an entomologist.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

bug hunter

/ˈbʌɡ ˌhʌntə/