emmet

noun

em·​met ˈe-mət How to pronounce emmet (audio)
chiefly dialectal
: ant

Word History

Etymology

Middle English emete, from Old English æmette ant — more at ant

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of emmet was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Emmet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emmet. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Biographical Definition

Emmet

biographical name

Em·​met ˈe-mət How to pronounce Emmet (audio)
Robert 1778–1803 Irish nationalist and rebel
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