Definition of scorpion
- the scorpions of absolute necessity
- —Arnold Bennett
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'scorpion.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: a small animal related to spiders that has two front claws and a curved tail with a poisonous stinger at the end
What made you want to look up scorpion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to speak or write verbosely and windily
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz