Definition of daddy longlegs in English:

daddy longlegs

Syllabification: dad·dy long·legs

noun (plural same)

  • 1North American An arachnid with a globular body and long thin legs, typically living in leaf litter and on tree trunks. Also called harvestman.
    • Order Phalangida: numerous genera and species, including the common Phalangium opilio
    More example sentences
    • It belongs to an ancient version of the daddy-long-legs, which is also called ‘the harvestmen ‘apparently.’
    • Seal and caulk around vents, pipes, and windows where daddy-long-legs and insects can creep inside.
  • 2British A crane fly.
    More example sentences
    • A few fish have been taken on the dap, with crickets/grasshoppers doing the business, and the daddy-long-legs should be making an appearance soon.
    • Opening with a warp-speed ‘Loaded’ the greatest frontman in the north-west's all over the monitors like a human daddy-long-legs.

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