gnat

noun \ ˈnat \

Definition of gnat

: any of various small usually biting dipteran flies

gnatty

play \\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of gnat

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

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GNAT Defined for English Language Learners

gnat

noun

Definition of gnat for English Language Learners

  • : a small fly that bites people and animals


GNAT Defined for Kids

gnat

noun \ ˈnat \

Definition of gnat for Students

: a very small usually biting fly

Medical Dictionary

gnat

noun \ ˈnat \

medical Definition of gnat

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


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