daddy longlegs

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

Definition of daddy longlegs

plural

daddy longlegs

  1. 1 chiefly British :  crane fly

  2. 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

1818


DADDY LONGLEGS Defined for English Language Learners

daddy longlegs

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Definition of daddy longlegs for English Language Learners

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


DADDY LONGLEGS Defined for Kids

daddy longlegs

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noun dad·dy long·legs \ˌda-dē-ˈlȯŋ-ˌlegz\

Definition of daddy longlegs for Students

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daddy longlegs

  1. 1 :  a small animal like the related spider but with longer more slender legs

  2. 2 :  a fly with long legs that resembles a large mosquito but does not bite


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