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cicada killer

ci·ca·da kill·er
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [si-key-duh, -kah- kil-er]
    • /sɪˈkeɪ də, -ˈkɑ- ˈkɪl ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [si-key-duh, -kah- kil-er]
    • /sɪˈkeɪ də, -ˈkɑ- ˈkɪl ər/

Definitions of cicada killer words

  • noun cicada killer a black or rust-colored digger wasp, Sphecius speciosis, with a yellow-banded abdomen, that preys on cicadas. 1
  • noun cicada killer Sphecius speciosus, a large digger wasp that hunts cicadas. 0

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Origin of cicada killer

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
First recorded in 1890-95

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Parts of speech for Cicada killer

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

cicada killer popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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