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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (British usage) mosquito; Any of various small biting flies: midges.

Usage examples (35)
  • Swinging the sledgehammer to swat at a gnat is sure to cause some collateral damage.
  • All I can say is that there has been a steady decline in British use of the word gnat in my lifetime.
  • So please, please stop giving this woman an opportunity to bother us .... a gnat is less irritating!!
  • The gnat was the smallest unclean animal in Israel while the camel was the largest. for more
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