[ reer-mous ]
/ ˈrɪərˌmaʊs /
noun, plural rere·mice. Archaic.
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Origin of reremouse
before 1100; Middle English reremous, Old English hrēremūs, equivalent to hrēre- (origin uncertain; perhaps akin to hrēran to move) + mūs mouse
Words nearby reremouse
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British Dictionary definitions for reremice
/ (ˈrɪəˌmaʊs) /
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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