[ em-it ]
/ ˈɛm ɪt /
Robert,1778–1803, Irish patriot.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for robert emmet (1 of 2)
/ (ˈɛmɪt) /
British an archaic or dialect word for ant
Cornish dialect a tourist or holiday-maker
Word Origin for emmet
Old English ǣmette ant; related to Old Norse meita, Old High German āmeiza, Gothic maitan
British Dictionary definitions for robert emmet (2 of 2)
/ (ˈɛmɪt) /
Robert. 1778–1803, Irish nationalist, executed for leading an uprising for Irish independence
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Word Origin and History for robert emmet
"ant," from Old English æmete (see ant), surviving as a dialect word in parts of England; also, in Cornwall, a colloquial name for holiday tourists.
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