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[skee-ter] /ˈski tər/
noun, Informal.
Origin of skeeter
1850-55; by aphesis and respelling, with dial. substitution of -er for final -o Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And just to show my heart's right, I'll lend you skeeter to ride home.

    Cow-Country B. M. Bower
  • Say, skeeter, when you come, bring your fish lines as there is a stream that looks like fish.

    The Carter Girls Nell Speed
  • Nothing, I reckon, with skeeter and me here to protect you—eh, skeeter?

  • skeeter wanted to take “flying machine” but that was too easy.

  • skeeter received him with the same cordiality as before, but access to the father was not to be had that day.

    Making Money Owen Johnson
  • “You bet it was when once skeeter got his hooks into it,” muttered Frank.

  • In an instant skeeter seized upon the clenched fist, and was wrenching it open, when a third party entered the fray.

    A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill Alice Hegan Rice
  • skeeter and I took Lil to the movies last night and we wished for you some.

  • "This yere's the skeeter flats," imparted Microby, between slaps.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
Word Origin and History for skeeter

colloquial shortening of mosquito, 1839, American English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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A mosquito (1839+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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