squirmy

[ skwur-mee ]
/ ˈskwɜr mi /

adjective, squirm·i·er, squirm·i·est.

characterized by squirming.

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Origin of squirmy

First recorded in 1830–40; squirm + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM squirmy

squirm·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for squirmy

squirmy
/ (ˈskwɜːmɪ) /

adjective

moving with a wriggling motion
making one squirm
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