[ reer-mous ]
/ ˈrɪərˌmaʊs /

noun, plural rere·mice. Archaic.

a bat.


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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for reremouse



/ (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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