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emmet

[ em-it ]
/ ˈɛm ɪt /
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noun Chiefly Dialect.

an ant.

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Origin of emmet

before 900; Middle English emete,Old English ǣmetteant

Definition for emmet (2 of 2)

Emmet
[ em-it ]
/ ˈɛm ɪt /

noun

Robert, 1778–1803, Irish patriot.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for emmet (1 of 2)

emmet
/ (ˈɛmɪt) /

noun

British an archaic or dialect word for ant
Cornish dialect a tourist or holiday-maker

Word Origin for emmet

Old English ǣmette ant; related to Old Norse meita, Old High German āmeiza, Gothic maitan

British Dictionary definitions for emmet (2 of 2)

Emmet
/ (ˈɛmɪt) /

noun

Robert. 1778–1803, Irish nationalist, executed for leading an uprising for Irish independence
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