Origin of squeak

1350–1400; Middle English squeken, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Swedish skväka to croak

OTHER WORDS FROM squeak

squeak·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for squeak

squeak
/ (skwiːk) /

noun

a short shrill cry or high-pitched sound
informal an escape (esp in the phrases narrow squeak, near squeak)

verb

to make or cause to make a squeak
(intr ; usually foll by through or by) to pass with only a narrow marginto squeak through an examination
(intr) informal to confess information about oneself or another
(tr) to utter with a squeak

Derived forms of squeak

squeaker, nounsqueaky, adjectivesqueakily, adverbsqueakiness, noun

Word Origin for squeak

C17: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish skväka to croak
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