noun Chiefly Dialect.
- emmet, robert,
Origin of emmet
Examples from the Web for emmet
Lost in this mood, the voice of Emmet came to his ears with a shock, a mere succession of sounds with scarce a meaning.
Leigh smiled scornfully at Emmet's claim of social equality with the bishop, based upon his position as mayor.
Fulton and his lawyer, Emmet, had to walk over the ice to get ashore.
I unhitched and Emmet drove the horses down to the river to get a drink, and let them graze until they were needed again.The Indians' Last Fight|Dennis Collins
You must understand he is an emmet of quality, and has better blood in his veins than any pismire in the mole-hill.The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant|John Hamilton Moore
Word Origin for emmet
"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.