no-see-um

noun
\ nō-ˈsē-əm How to pronounce no-see-um (audio) \

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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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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. 2021.

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