from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small dark speck or stain made by the excrement of a fly.
  • n. A minute or insignificant spot.
  • transitive v. To mark or foul with flyspecks.
  • transitive v. Slang To examine closely or in minute detail; scrutinize: "[The company's] performance will be flyspecked for clues as to how well it will do over the calendar year” ( Harry A. Stark).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Housefly excrement, visible as a minuscule black dot.
  • n. By extension of above, anything tiny or insignificant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A speck or stain made by the excrement of a fly; hence, any insignificant dot.
  • transitive v. To soil with flyspecks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An excrementitious stain made by an insect, chiefly by the common house-fly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly
  • adj. very small


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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