daddy longlegs

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

Definition of daddy longlegs

plural 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

1818


DADDY LONGLEGS Defined for English Language Learners

daddy longlegs

noun

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

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

Definition of daddy longlegs for Students

plural daddy longlegs
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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