Gadfly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡædflaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word gadfly
Brit.  |ˈɡadflʌɪ|  British pronunciation of the word gadfly

noun

- a persistently annoying person (syn: blighter, cuss, pest, pesterer)
- any of various large flies that annoy livestock

Examples

...a loud sports commentator who was a tactless gadfly during post-game interviews with the losing team...

The reporter was a constant gadfly to the authorities.

Word forms

noun
singular: gadfly
plural: gadflies
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