Associations to the word «Gadfly»
GADFLY, noun. Any dipterous insect of the family Oestridae, commonly known as botflies.
GADFLY, noun. A horsefly: any of various species of fly, of the family Tabanidae, noted for buzzing about animals and sucking their blood.
GADFLY, noun. One who upsets the status quo by posing upsetting or novel questions, or attempts to stimulate innovation by proving an irritant.
GADFLY, noun. (pejorative) One who merely irritates without making useful suggestions.
GADFLY, noun. (slang) A bloodsucker
GADFLY PETREL, noun. Any of the petrels of the genus Pterodroma.
GADFLY PETRELS, noun. Plural of gadfly petrel
GADFLY, noun. A persistently annoying person.
GADFLY, noun. Any of various large flies that annoy livestock.
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