emmet

noun
em·​met | \ ˈe-mət How to pronounce emmet (audio) \

Definition of emmet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly dialectal
: ant

Emmet

biographical name
Em·​met | \ ˈe-mət How to pronounce Emmet (audio) \

Definition of Emmet (Entry 2 of 2)

Robert 1778–1803 Irish nationalist and rebel

First Known Use of emmet

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for emmet

Noun

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

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“Emmet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emmet. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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