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squeaky

[ skwee-kee ]
/ ˈskwi ki /
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adjective, squeak·i·er, squeak·i·est.

squeaking; tending to squeak: His squeaky shoes could be heard across the lobby.

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RELATED WORDS

strident, falsetto, stridulate, stridulous

Nearby words

squawky, squawroot, squeak, squeak by, squeaker, squeaky, squeaky clean, squeaky wheel gets the grease, squeaky-clean, squeal, squeamish

Origin of squeaky

First recorded in 1860–65; squeak + -y1
Related formssqueak·i·ly, adverbsqueak·i·ness, noun
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Word Origin and History for squeaky

squeaky


adj.

1862, from squeak (n.) + -y (2). Squeaky clean in figurative sense is from 1972, probably from advertisements for dishwashing liquid.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper