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adjective, squirm·i·er, squirm·i·est.
  1. characterized by squirming.
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Origin of squirmy

First recorded in 1830–40; squirm + -y1
Related formssquirm·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for squirmy

Historical Examples of squirmy

  • Ned's got a conscience, too, you know, as squirmy as Gholson's.

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable

  • Lil squealed at the thought of “using one of the squirmy things.”

  • We can do it faster if we all go; they are so squirmy to carry.

  • Squirmy was to be a second lieutenant; Naughty, a first lieutenant; and Vance, a captain.

  • There were forty scholars: squirmy, grimy little things that I found it hard to tell apart at first.

British Dictionary definitions for squirmy


  1. moving with a wriggling motion
  2. making one squirm
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