Welcome to the new LearnersDictionary.com. We want to hear your thoughts about the new design.

lemming

1 ENTRIES FOUND:
Save
lemming/ˈlɛmɪŋ/noun
plurallemmings
lemming
/ˈlɛmɪŋ/
noun
plurallemmings
Learner's definition of LEMMING  
[count]
: a small animal that lives in northern areas of North America, Europe, and Asia
◊ Lemmings sometimes form large groups that move together. According to legend, these groups sometimes march into the sea, where large numbers of the lemmings drown. Because of this, people are sometimes said to be acting like lemmings when they do something that is harmful or stupid because other people are doing it.
Comments & Questions  
Comments & Questions
What made you want to look up lemming? Include any comments and questions you have about this word.