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1A shabby and unpleasant person or thing.
- ‘There's still more than enough fleabags to go around!’
- ‘And the strange thing about a bunch of old cats, old fat cats, fleabags, when they arise to a certain level of power, they forget how they were.’
- ‘Let's face it; they wanted to make sure I wasn't a fleabag.’
- ‘Either way, it seems he's a dirty fleabag, y'know?’
- 1.1North American A seedy, run-down hotel or lodging house.
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