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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cockroach, roach(noun)

    any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests


  1. cockroach(Noun)

    A black or brown straight-winged insect of the order Blattodea.

  2. cockroach(Noun)

    An unhygienic person or a member of a group of people regarded as unhygeinic or rapidly procreating.

  3. Origin: By folk etymology, influenced by cock and roach, from cucaracha, from cuco.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cockroach(noun)

    an orthopterous insect of the genus Blatta, and allied genera

  2. Origin: [Sp. cucaracha.]


  1. Cockroach

    Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattaria or Blattodea, of which about 30 species out of 4,500 total are associated with human habitats. About four species are well known as pests. Among the best-known pest species are the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, which is about 30 mm long; the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, about 15 mm long; the Asian cockroach, Blattella asahinai, also about 15 mm in length; and the Oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis, about 25 mm. Tropical cockroaches are often much bigger, and extinct cockroach relatives and 'roachoids' such as the Carboniferous Archimylacris and the Permian Apthoroblattina were not as large as the biggest modern species.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cockroach in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cockroach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cockroach in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Wood Krutch:

    Both the cockroach and the bird would get along very well without us, although the cockroach would miss us most.

  2. Joseph Wood Krutch:

    Both the cockroach and the bird could get along very well without us, although the cockroach would miss us most.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    You cannot disgrace a disgraceful man; you cannot make a shameless man feel ashamed; you cannot make a cockroach a cockroach, because it is already a cockroach!

  4. Mark Kirk:

    The senate is living up to its responsibility by telling the VA that veterans’ facilities are not cockroach colonies, we wouldn’t have a country without our veterans and their hospitals should be the gold standard. Instead, we have everyone pointing fingers in different directions as to who is responsible.

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