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no-see-um

[ noh-see-uhm ]
/ noʊˈsi əm /
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noun Northern and Western U.S.
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Origin of no-see-um

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; from the broken English phrase (You) don't see 'em, supposedly used by American Indians
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