- to eject liquid in a jet from a narrow orifice: The hose squirted all over us.
- to eject a spurt of liquid: The lemon squirted in my eye.
- to cause (liquid or a viscous substance) to spurt or issue in a jet, as from a narrow orifice: Squirt the water over that way!
- to wet or bespatter with a liquid or viscous substance so ejected: to squirt someone with a hose.
- the act of squirting.
- a spurt or jetlike stream, as of water.
- a small quantity of liquid or viscous substance squirted: Put a squirt of chocolate sauce on my ice cream.
- a youngster, especially a meddlesome or impudent one.
- a short person.
- an insignificant, self-assertive person, especially one who is small or young.
- an instrument for squirting, as a syringe.
- Usually squirts. Dialect. diarrhea.
Origin of squirt
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Examples from the Web for squirted
The concoction was simply known as the “oil,” which was squirted under the tongue to help boost recovery after races.Speed Read: Eight Shocking Bits From the USADA’s Lance Armstrong Report
Laura Colarusso, Nina Strochlic
October 11, 2012
Kloon squirted a stream of tobacco at a pitcher plant and filled the cup.The Flaming Jewel
Robert W. Chambers
Evelyn rose as he spoke and squirted some soda-water into his glass.The Angel of Pain
E. F. Benson
I held my mouth open an squirted it in, an it was mighty refreshin.Friar Tuck
Robert Alexander Wason
Somebody had two bottles of Bass, but it was so warm that it squirted out in foam.Wounds in the rain
And he must have squirted some water on Flossie, for she is wet.The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea
Laura Lee Hope
- to force (a liquid) or (of a liquid) to be forced out of a narrow opening
- (tr) to cover or spatter with liquid so ejected
- a jet or amount of liquid so ejected
- the act or an instance of squirting
- an instrument used for squirting
- a person regarded as insignificant or contemptible
- a short person
Word Origin and History for squirted
mid-15c., squyrten "eject water in a jet," of uncertain origin, probably imitative. Related: Squirted; squirting.
mid-15c., originally "diarrhea," from squirt (v.). Meaning "a whipper-snapper" is from 1839.