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nounAustralian, North American
- ‘Once in close range, the skeeter makes a final selection by the moistness of its entrée - the sweatiest camper is most likely to get bitten.’
- ‘Surely a ‘mosquito ‘20 times the size of your average skeeter inflicts a proportionately nastier bite, right?’’
- ‘While not a single caribou is anywhere to be seen, the skeeters are everywhere.’
Mid 19th century: shortened form, representing a casual pronunciation.
- variant spelling of skitter
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