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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crane fly, daddy longlegs(noun)

    long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite

  2. harvestman, daddy longlegs, Phalangium opilio(noun)

    spiderlike arachnid with a small rounded body and very long thin legs


  1. daddy longlegs(Noun)

    The cranefly; any insect of the family Tipulidae.

  2. daddy longlegs(Noun)

    Any (non-spider) arachnid of the order Opiliones, mostly with long thin legs; the harvestman.

  3. daddy longlegs(Noun)

    The daddy long-legs spider, any spider of the family Pholcidae.

  4. Origin: From daddy + longlegs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Daddy longlegs

    an arachnidan of the genus Phalangium, and allied genera, having a small body and four pairs of long legs; -- called also harvestman, carter, and grandfather longlegs

  2. Daddy longlegs

    a name applied to many species of dipterous insects of the genus Tipula, and allied genera, with slender bodies, and very long, slender legs; the crane fly; -- called also father longlegs


  1. Daddy Longlegs

    Daddy Longlegs is a 2006 record by folk singer John Craigie. It is his third album, and the second to feature backing band The Accidental Poets. It has many Craigie fan-favorites such as White Sands, She Saves All Her Love for Me, and the title track.

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