[ puhng-kee ]
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  1. any of the minute biting gnats of the family Ceratopogonidae.

Origin of punkie

1760–70, Americanism;<New York Dutch *punkje, alteration of Munsee Delaware pónkwəs (equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *penkw- dust, ashes + *-ehs- diminutive suffix) + Dutch -je diminutive suffix

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How to use punkie in a sentence

  • Jean gave in and varnished his pelt thoroughly with my "punkie dope," as he called it; but, too late; the mischief was done.

    Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)