1 definition by GwresYnKernow
A Cornish term for a tourist or holidaymaker, also used to describe foreigners in general, and (usually light-heartedly) to describe someone who lives in the town, but is not local to it.
Origin unknown. Believed to be derived from the Cornish word for 'ant', due to the similarity of a plague of tourists descending on a town to a colony of ants. This is unlikely however, as the Cornish word for 'ant' is 'morya'.
"Kint 'ardly breathe 'ere in summer, chap. Too many bloody emmets!"
"Wish we could stop all these emmets invading our country every summer, but they pays our wages, so t'would be silly really."
by GwresYnKernow Sep 17, 2008 add a video