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daddy longlegs

noun dad·dy long·legs \ˌda-dē-ˈlŋ-ˌlegz, -ˌlāgz\

: a small insect that looks like a spider and that has a small round body and long thin legs

plural daddy longlegs

Full Definition of DADDY LONGLEGS

1
chiefly British :  crane fly
2
:  any of an order (Opiliones) of arachnids that have slender usually long legs and that resemble spiders but have an oval body lacking a constriction —called also harvestman

First Known Use of DADDY LONGLEGS

circa 1814

Rhymes with DADDY LONGLEGS

DADDY LONGLEGS Defined for Kids

daddy longlegs

noun dad·dy long·legs \ˌda-dē-ˈlŋ-ˌlegz\
plural daddy longlegs

Definition of DADDY LONGLEGS for Kids

1
:  a small animal like the related spider but with longer more slender legs
2
:  a fly with long legs that resembles a large mosquito but does not bite

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