squib

[ skwib ]
/ skwɪb /

noun

verb (used without object), squibbed, squib·bing.

verb (used with object), squibbed, squib·bing.

to assail in squibs or lampoons.
to toss, shoot, or utilize as a squib.

Origin of squib

First recorded in 1515–25; origin uncertain

Related forms

squib·bish, adjective
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squib

/ (skwɪb) /

noun

verb squibs, squibbing or squibbed

Word Origin for squib

C16: probably imitative of a quick light explosion
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