Definition of midge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//mɪdʒ//
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a small flying insect that lives especially in damp places and that bites humans and animals See related entries: Invertebrates Word Origin Old English mycg(e), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch mug and German Mücke, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin musca and Greek muia ‘fly’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: midge