Origin of skeeter

1850–55; by aphesis and respelling, with dial. substitution of -er for final -o Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for skeeter

Contemporary Examples of skeeter

  • They reluctantly agree to share their stories with Skeeter and recruit other maids to rat out their employers, too.

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    Do I Have to Read The Help?

    William Boot

    January 16, 2010

Historical Examples of skeeter

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

    The Gold Girl

    James B. Hendryx

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

  • 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.

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

Word Origin and History for skeeter

colloquial shortening of mosquito, 1839, American English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper