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no-see-um

[noh-see-uh m] /noʊˈsi əm/
noun, Northern and Western U.S.
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Origin of no-see-um
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; pseudo-AmerInd E version of you can't see them
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no-see-um

noun

Any tiny biting insect; midge; gnat

[1847+; fr a presumed Indian term]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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