gnat

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From Middle English gnat, from Old English gnætt (gnat; midge; mosquito), from Proto-Germanic *gnattaz, *gnattuz (gnat), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰneHdʰn-, *gʰneHd- (to gnaw; scratch), from ‎Proto-Indo-European *gʰen- (to gnaw; bite; scratch; grind). Cognate with Low German Gnatte (gnat), dialectal Swedish gnatt (mote; particle; atom), German Gnatz (scabs; rash; scabies; stinginess). Related also gnit and gnaw.

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gnat (plural gnats)

  1. Any small insect of the order Diptera, specifically within the suborder Nematocera.

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gnat m anim

  1. (colloquial) large bone
  2. (slang) gun

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