lemming lemming  /ˈlɛ mɪŋ/


  • (n) any of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution


  1. In years of plenty, when Arctic vegetation is growing vigorously, the lemming population builds up until the barren lands are alive with lemmings.
  2. Given the lemming-like behavior of way too many journalists, it's hard to find praise for them.
  3. With that, the Secretary shuffled off on a two-mile lope along the Potomac, followed in lemming-like procession by 40 other fitness kooks.


  1. Even Lemmings Have It Rough on Twitter

    The term "lemming" has two different meetings. One is a small, short-tailed rodent, while the other is a person who unthinkingly joins a mass movement. When it comes to social media, the latter joins just about every new network headfirst, and often can't gather any steam. SEE ALSO: More Sunday Comics In this Sunday comic, we see the two definitions of lemming converge. Poor little lemming ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. The Lemmings

    Terry and Valerie Lemming of 4253 N. Independence Pine Village Road celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Journal & Courier

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