gallinipper

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noun gal·li·nip·per \ˈga-lə-ˌni-pər\

Definition of gallinipper

chiefly Southern US and Midland US

  1. :  any of various insects (such as a large mosquito or crane fly)

Origin and Etymology of gallinipper

earlier gurnipper, gal-knipper, of obscure origin


First Known Use: 1709

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