Daddy-longlegs definition

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Any of various arachnids of the order Opiliones, having a small rounded body and long slender legs.
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(chiefly british) A crane fly.
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(UK, Ireland) The cranefly; any insect of the family Tipulidae.
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(Australia, Canada, New Zealand, US) Any (non-spider) arachnid of the order Opiliones, mostly with long thin legs; the harvestman.
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(loosely) The daddy long-legs spider, any spider of the family Pholcidae.
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Alternative form of daddy longlegs.
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Alternative Form of daddy-longlegs - daddy-long-legs

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Singular:
daddy-longlegs
Plural:
daddy longlegses

Origin of daddy-longlegs