verb (used without object), squibbed, squib·bing.
- to be afraid.
- to flee; escape.
verb (used with object), squibbed, squib·bing.
Origin of squib
Examples from the Web for squib
The squib had long burnt out by the time we got there; but the sight that met our astonished gaze was magnificent.A Veldt Official|Bertram Mitford
Considering himself insulted by a squib in the Sangamo Journal, Douglas undertook to cane the editor.Stephen A. Douglas|Allen Johnson
The squib scandalized some grave people, who wrote severe admonitions to the editor.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)|Augustus De Morgan
"Let me make a squib too, Francie," he begged, squatting down on the mattress beside his host.Soldier Rigdale|Beulah Marie Dix
This squib was published in Florence, and at once aroused the hostility of the Della Cruscans.Roman Mosaics|Hugh Macmillan
British Dictionary definitions for squib
verb squibs, squibbing or squibbed
Word Origin for squib
Word Origin and History for squib
1520s, "short bit of sarcastic writing, witty scoff," of unknown origin. If the meaning "small firework that burns with a hissing noise" is the original one, the word might be imitative.