Main definitions of skeeter in English

: skeeter1skeeter2

skeeter1

noun

North American, Australian
informal
  • A mosquito.

    • ‘While not a single caribou is anywhere to be seen, the skeeters are everywhere.’
    • ‘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?’’

Origin

Mid 19th century: shortened form, representing a casual pronunciation.

Pronunciation

skeeter

/ˈskiːtə/

Main definitions of skeeter in English

: skeeter1skeeter2

skeeter2

verb