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Today's Word "Gadfly"

One who persistently annoys on

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gadfly \GAD-fly\ (noun) - 1 : One who persistently annoys. 2 : Any of the various types of flies that bite livestock.

"Despite his stern image, Frederic loved gossip and bawdy, silly jokes and became close friends with noted gadfly Angela DeMauier."

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From gad (a goad for cattle), from Middle English, from Old Norse gaddr.

 

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