Words Like GADFLY
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10 definitions of gadfly
Any dipterous insect of the genus Oestrus, and allied genera of botflies.
a persistently annoying person
any of various large flies that annoy livestock
A persistent irritating critic; a nuisance.
One that acts as a provocative stimulus; a goad.
Any of various flies, especially of the family Tabanidae, that bite or annoy livestock and other animals.
The popular name of sundry flies which goad or sting domestic animals, as a breeze, breeze-fly, or horse-fly; specifically, a dipterous insect of the family Tabanidæ and suborder Brachycera, representing also a superfamily Hexachætæ.
A common though erroneous name of sundry flies (bot-flies) of the family Œstridæ and genus Œstrus or Hippoderma, belonging to a different series of the great order Diptera from that of gadflies proper.
Figuratively, one who is constantly going about; a mischievous or annoying gadabout.
Any dipterous insect of the family Oestridae, commonly known as botflies.