HyperDic: gadfly

English > 2 senses of the word gadfly:
NOUNperson gadfly, pest, blighter, cuss, pesterera persistently annoying person
animalgadflyany of various large flies that annoy livestock
gadfly > pronunciation
Rhymesalkali ... walleye: 28 rhymes with lay...
English > gadfly: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA persistently annoying person.
Synonymspest, blighter, cuss, pesterer
Narrowernudnik, nudnick(Yiddish) someone who is a boring pest
Broadertormentor, tormenter, persecutorsomeone who torments
Spanishlapa, machacón, moscardón, moscón, pelma, pesada, pesado, peste, plaga, quiltro
Catalanborinot, corcó, pesta, plaga
English > gadfly: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningAny of various large flies that annoy livestock.
Narrowerbotflystout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals
horsefly, cleg, clegg, horse flylarge swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals
warble flyhairy bee-like fly whose larvae produce lumpy abscesses (warbles) under the skin of cattle
Broaderflytwo-winged insects characterized by active flight

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