Meaning of daddy-long-legs in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdadɪˈlɒŋlɛɡz/

nounplural noun daddy-long-legs

  • 1British A crane fly.

    • ‘A few fish have been taken on the dap, with crickets/grasshoppers doing the business, and the daddy-long-legs should be making an appearance soon.’
    • ‘Opening with a warp-speed ‘Loaded’ the greatest frontman in the north-west's all over the monitors like a human daddy-long-legs.’
  • 2North American A harvestman.

    • ‘It belongs to an ancient version of the daddy-long-legs, which is also called ‘the harvestmen ‘apparently.’’
    • ‘Seal and caulk around vents, pipes, and windows where daddy-long-legs and insects can creep inside.’