Definition of "daddy longlegs" []

  • Any of various arachnids of the order Phalangida, with a small rounded body and long slender legs. Also called harvestman. (noun)
  • See crane fly. (noun)

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Use "daddy longlegs" in a sentence
  • "It shlupped itself toward its home pit like a daddy longlegs crawling off the windshield of a speeding car."