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emmet

Saltos de línea: emmet
Pronunciación: /ˈɛmɪt
 
/

Definición de emmet en inglés:

sustantivo

dialect
An ant.
Example sentences
  • Especially since it cites people with names like Inocente and Chronotis (who studies the history of time), and a certain Emmet Brown (originally I thought it was some in-joke about brown ants, emmet being a Cornish word for ant.

Origen

Old English ǣmete (see ant).

More
  • ant from (Old English):

    The dialect word emmet for an ant, used since the 1970s as a Cornish term for a tourist, is like ant, from Old English ǣmete. Antsy, dating from the mid 19th century, is probably from the phrase have ants in one's pants; it means ‘agitated’, ‘restless’.

Words that rhyme with emmet

semmit

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