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Word of the Week

Posted 6/6/24

Gadfly : (GAD-flye) a noun meaning, in literal use, any of various flies (such as a horsefly, botfly or warble fly) that bite or annoy livestock. In figurative use, however, the word refers …

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Word of the Week


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Gadfly: (GAD-flye) a noun meaning, in literal use, any of various flies (such as a horsefly, botfly or warble fly) that bite or annoy livestock. In figurative use, however, the word refers to someone who provokes or annoys other people, especially through persistent criticism.

"The journalist was known as a gadfly for exposing political hypocrisy."