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emmet

[em-it] /ˈɛm ɪt/
noun, Chiefly Dialect
1.
an ant.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English emete, Old English ǣmette ant

Emmet

[em-it] /ˈɛm ɪt/
noun
1.
Robert, 1778–1803, Irish patriot.
2.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for emmet

emmet

/ˈɛmɪt/
noun
1.
(Brit) an archaic or dialect word for ant
2.
(Cornish, dialect) a tourist or holiday-maker
Word Origin
Old English ǣmetteant; related to Old Norse meita, Old High German āmeiza, Gothic maitan

Emmet

/ˈɛmɪt/
noun
1.
Robert. 1778–1803, Irish nationalist, executed for leading an uprising for Irish independence
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Word Origin and History for emmet
n.

"ant," from Old English æmete (see ant), surviving as a dialect word in parts of England; also, in Cornwall, a colloquial name for holiday tourists.

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