gallinipper

noun
gal·​li·​nip·​per | \ ˈga-lə-ˌni-pər How to pronounce gallinipper (audio) \

Definition of gallinipper

chiefly Southern US and Midland US
: any of various insects (such as a large mosquito or crane fly)

First Known Use of gallinipper

1709, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gallinipper

earlier gurnipper, gal-knipper, of obscure origin

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The first known use of gallinipper was in 1709

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“Gallinipper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gallinipper. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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