- midge: see mosquito
- midge (n.)
- Old English mygg, mycg "gnat," from Proto-Germanic *mugjon (cognates: Swedish mygga, Old Saxon muggia, Middle Dutch mugghe, Dutch mug, Old High German mucka, German Mücke "midge, gnat"). No certain cognates beyond Germanic, unless doubtful Armenian mun "gnat" and Albanian mize "gnat" are counted. But Watkins, Klein and others suggest an imitative root used for various humming insects and a relationship to Latin musca (see mosquito). Meaning "diminutive person" is from 1796.
- 1. Midge clapped her hands, calling them back to order.
- 2. Reggie reacted with the same affronted horror Midge had felt.
- 3. Midge couldn't quite put her finger on the reason.
- 4. Midge's forehead furrowed as she saw that several were drinking.
- 5. "I was thinking I might do a lemon cream sauce and baked potatoes." "Splendid!" Midge applauded.
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