Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large mosquito or other insect capable of inflicting a painful bite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any large insect that bites, for example the mosquito

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large mosquito.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large mosquito.

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I would say gallinipper, these gallinippers bites too hard

    Mosquito Moan

  • Note 1: gallinipper, any of various insects such as a large mosquito or crane fly, mainly used in the south and midland.

    Mosquito Moan

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  • an Alaskan hummingbird. ha. whatev.

    July 31, 2010

  • Used on NPR's Says You show today.

    February 14, 2010

  • a large mosquito or other insect capable of inflicting a painful bite

    December 16, 2008