reremouse

[reer-mous]

noun, plural rere·mice. Archaic.

a bat.

Nearby words

  1. rerecording,
  2. reredorter,
  3. reredos,
  4. rerelease,
  5. reremai,
  6. rereward,
  7. reroute,
  8. rerun,
  9. res,
  10. res adjudicata

Origin of reremouse

before 1100; Middle English reremous, Old English hrēremūs, equivalent to hrēre- (origin uncertain; perhaps akin to hrēran to move) + mūs mouse

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British Dictionary definitions for reremice

reremouse

rearmouse

noun plural -mice

an archaic or dialect word for bat 2

Word Origin for reremouse

Old English hrēremūs, probably from hrēran to move + mūs mouse

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