- 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 squirts
George squirts on him, and Hereward lies on his back and kicks his legs in the air.Once a Week
Alan Alexander Milne
They sneaked into the gate room, and shot at people from the window with squirts.Loyal to the School
Suppose he waits for a west wind and squirts his gas in this direction?The Slayer Of souls
Ef she squirts it on dry, an the leaves are dry, too, the eggs wont die.Natalie: A Garden Scout
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The water slaps on the tile floor and squirts over my dress.Woman
- 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 squirts
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.