gnat

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noun \ˈnat\

Definition of gnat

  1. :  any of various small usually biting dipteran flies

gnatty

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Origin and Etymology of gnat

Middle English, from Old English gnætt; akin to Old English gnagan to gnaw


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Insect Terms


GNAT Defined for English Language Learners

gnat

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noun \ˈnat\

Definition of gnat for English Language Learners

  • : a small fly that bites people and animals


GNAT Defined for Kids

gnat

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noun \ˈnat\

Definition of gnat for Students

  1. :  a very small usually biting fly


Medical Dictionary

gnat

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noun \ˈnat\

Medical Definition of gnat

  1. :  any of various small usually biting dipteran flies (as a midge or blackfly)



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