Meaning of daddy-longlegs

dad•dy-long•legs

Pronunciation: (dad'ē-lông'legz", -long'-), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
  1. Also calledany of numerous spiderlike arachnids of the order Opiliones, having a compact rounded body and extremely long, slender legs.
  2. a crane fly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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