lemming lemming  /ˈlɛ mɪŋ/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  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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