from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small, thickset rodents, especially of the genus Lemmus, inhabiting northern regions and known for periodic mass migrations that sometimes end in drowning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small Arctic and Subarctic rodent from any of six genera of similar rodents.
- n. Any member of a group given to conformity or groupthink, especially a group poised to follow a leader off a cliff.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of small arctic rodents of the genera Myodes and Cuniculus, resembling the meadow mice in form. They are found in both hemispheres.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rodent quadruped of the family Muridæ, subfamily Arvicolinæ, and one of the genera Myodes, Cuniculus, and Synaptomys (see these terms).
- n. The North American lemmings, 8 or 10 species of which are now recognized, have been divided into two genera, Lemmus and Dicrostonyx, and the species once familiar as Myodes obensis is now Lemmus alascensis. The black-footed lemming, L. nigripes, is peculiar to St George Island, Bering Sea. The common northeastern species is D. hudsonius.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution
The hypocrit clearly laudes his/her lemming-like following of the Republican party and in lemming-like fashion claims to be a proud member of the party of no. wow!
I'm not calling the lemming behavior a mental disorder.
She has a tremendous following, the so-called lemming vote.
A lemming is a lemming, and this cliff I see coming is the mother of all falls.
You're going to be up against what we used to call the lemming factor.
On Spitzbergen the snowy owl is very rare; but on Novaya Zemlya and the North coast of Asia -- where the lemming, which is wanting on Spitzbergen, occurs in great crowds -- it is common.
Actually a lemming is a form of rat, so it makes sense that they do this.
(it just goes to show …. a lemming is a lemming is a lemming and they just dont change …. but only keep on blindly following the others!)
And their "lemming" followers believe all the lies, which is more pathetic.
It is almost as if a 'lemming' mindset has grabbed hold of them.