- Any of various insects of the order Dermaptera that have elongated bodies, large membranous wings folded underneath short leathery forewings and a pair of large pincers protruding from the rear of the abdomen.
- One who whispers insinuations; a secret counsellor.
- (intransitive, Britain, slang) To eavesdrop.
- (transitive) To attempt to influence by persistent confidential argument or talk.
- (transitive) To fill the mind of with prejudice by insinuations.