gallinipper definition by Webster's New World
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Informal a large mosquito or other insect that has a painful bite or sting
Origin: probably altered (infl. by galley) ; from gurnipper ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
gallinipper definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A large mosquito or other insect capable of inflicting a painful bite.
Origin: Origin unknown.