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skeeter

[skee-ter]
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noun Informal.
  1. mosquito.

Origin of skeeter

1850–55; by aphesis and respelling, with dial. substitution of -er for final -o
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  • "This yere's the skeeter flats," imparted Microby, between slaps.

    The Gold Girl

    James B. Hendryx

  • Skeeter and I think they are just great,” and so they chattered on.

  • Say, Skeeter, when you come, bring your fish lines as there is a stream that looks like fish.

  • Lucy and Lil with Frank and his friend Skeeter, went over the mountain.

  • “We might make a basket of our hands and carry her thataway,” suggested Skeeter.


Word Origin and History for skeeter

n.

colloquial shortening of mosquito, 1839, American English.

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