Origin of midge
Examples from the Web for midge
The midge would know nothing of the reality of the man which lay hidden behind the appearance.
“This would be a spooky place at night,” Midge declared as they started up the lane.Dan Carter and the Money Box|Mildred A. Wirt
They have the sense of more in common between them and Nature than a midge has between it and a man.
“It was near the hut that we found the freezers,” Midge added.Dan Carter and the Cub Honor|Mildred A. Wirt
Brad, Dan and Midge knew Ross well enough to realize that he was not likely to let the matter drop.Dan Carter and the Haunted Castle|Mildred A. Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for midge
Word Origin for midge
Word Origin and History for midge
Old English mygg, mycg "gnat," from Proto-Germanic *mugjon (cf. Swedish mygga, Old Saxon muggia, Middle Dutch mugghe, Dutch mug, Old High German mucka, German Mücke "midge, gnat"). No certain cognates beyond Germanic, unless doubtful Armenian mun "gnat" and Albanian mize "gnat" are counted. But Watkins, Klein and others suggest an imitative root used for various humming insects and a relationship to Latin musca (see mosquito). Meaning "diminutive person" is from 1796.