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gadfly in Insects topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgadflygad‧fly /ˈɡædflaɪ/ noun (plural gadflies) [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 CRITICIZEsomeone who annoys other people by criticizing them2 TAHBIa fly that bites cattle and horses
Examples from the Corpus
gadflyA gadfly, a maverick, a treasured pain in the posterior.These people are inconsequential, but they are gadflies.Hirschfield, a wealthy political gadfly, spoke at the conference.Which had not included Rory, the gadfly son.