[ skwee-jee, skwee-jee ]
/ ˈskwi dʒi, skwiˈdʒi /
an implement edged with rubber or the like, for removing water from windows after washing, sweeping water from wet decks, etc.
a similar and smaller device, as for removing excess water from photographic negatives or prints or for forcing paint, ink, etc., through a porous surface, as in serigraphy.
verb (used with object), squee·geed, squee·gee·ing.
to sweep, scrape, or press with or as if with a squeegee.
to force (paint, ink, etc.) through a screen in making a silk-screen print.
PRACTICE SOME ESCAPISM WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
We salute you if you remember all the doovers from Word of the Day between May 25 and May 31!
Question 1 of 7
Origin of squeegee
First recorded in 1835–45; originally a nautical term; of obscure origin
Words nearby squeegee
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for squeegeed
Aristo prints can be mounted direct from the ferrotype plate or the ground-glass to which they have been squeegeed to dry.
One asked me what I meant by coming aft all salt, like a head sea, making the deck wet after he'd squeegeed it down.Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger|John Masefield
British Dictionary definitions for squeegeed
less commonly squilgee
/ (ˈskwiːdʒiː) /
an implement with a rubber blade used for wiping away surplus water from a surface, such as a windowpane
any of various similar devices used in photography for pressing the water out of wet prints or negatives or for squeezing prints onto a glazing surface
verb -gees, -geeing or -geed
to remove (water or other liquid) from (something) by use of a squeegee
(tr) to press down (a photographic print, etc) with a squeegee
Word Origin for squeegee
C19: probably of imitative origin, influenced by squeeze
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012