Old English ǣmete (see ant).
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 emmetsemmit
- US English dictionary
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