r. emmet

Emmet

[em-it]
noun
1.
Robert, 1778–1803, Irish patriot.
2.
a male given name.
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emmet (ˈɛmɪt)
 
n
1.  (Brit) an archaic or dialect word for ant
2.  dialect (Cornish) a tourist or holiday-maker
 
[Old English ǣmetteant; related to Old Norse meita, Old High German āmeiza, Gothic maitan]

Emmet (ˈɛmɪt)
 
n
Robert. 1778--1803, Irish nationalist, executed for leading an uprising for Irish independence

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emmet
"ant," from O.E. æmete (see ant), surviving as a dial. word in parts of England; also, in Cornwall, a colloquial name for holiday tourists.
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