no-see-um

noun

Word History

Etymology

from the words (as supposedly spoken by American Indians) no see um you don't see them

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of no-see-um was in 1842

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“No-see-um.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no-see-um. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

no-see-um

noun
nō-ˈsē-əm
: any of various tiny two-winged flies that bite
Etymology

from the words (as supposedly spoken by American Indians) no see um "you don't see them"

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