no-see-um

noun
\ nō-ˈsē-əm \

Definition of no-see-um 

First Known Use of no-see-um

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for no-see-um

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

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nosedive

nose down

nose drops

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nose flute

nose for

nosegay

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

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