Punkie definition

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(US) A small two-winged fly or midge of the family Ceratopogonidae, which bites and then sucks the blood of mammals; the biting midge.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
punkie
Plural:
punkies

Origin of punkie

  • Entered English via (New Amsterdam) Dutch; originally from an Munsee word like *pónkwes (the latter part of which is a diminutive suffix), to which the Dutch applied the diminutive suffix -je.

    From Wiktionary