gallinipper

[gal-uh-nip-er]
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noun Informal.

any of various insects that sting or bite, especially a large American mosquito, Psorophora ciliata.

Nearby words

  1. gallinaceous,
  2. gallinas,
  3. gallinas point,
  4. galling,
  5. gallingly,
  6. gallinule,
  7. galliot,
  8. gallipoli,
  9. gallipoli peninsula,
  10. gallipot

Origin of gallinipper

First recorded in 1675–85; of obscure origin; final element apparently assimilated to nipper

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