Definition of gnat
: any of various small usually biting dipteran flies
gnattyplay \-ē\ adjective
Recent Examples of gnat from the Web
Well, bedbugs, though, were spotted on subway benches at Union Square, Fordham Road, and Hoyt-Schermerhorn stations, similar to how lice and gnats attacked Egypt in Exodus’ Ten Plagues.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
GNAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gnat for English Language Learners
: a small fly that bites people and animals
GNAT Defined for Kids
Definition of gnat for Students
: a very small usually biting fly
Medical Definition of gnat
: any of various small usually biting dipteran flies (as a midge or blackfly)
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