noun, plural squir·rels, (especially collectively) squir·rel.
verb (used with object), squir·reled, squir·rel·ing or (especially British) squir·relled, squir·rel·ling.
Origin of squirrel
Related Words for squirrelsave, treasure, hide, collect, gather, stash, garner, cache, stockpile, deposit, keep, store, acquire, amass, scrimp
Examples from the Web for squirrel
Contemporary Examples of squirrel
Inside the squirrel suit, an intern named Justin can be found.
Williams said the RNC has not decided on a sex or a name for the squirrel other than HRC Squirrel.
Then, we see Mr. Rabbit in the woods crushing a squirrel to death with his bare hands.‘Banshee,’ Cinemax’s Deliciously Over-the-Top Carnival of Sex and Violence, Is Must-See TV
January 10, 2014
Instead, Vegard wore a squirrel costume and Bard wore a bear costume.Ylvis, the Duo of 'The Fox,' Shares Some (Angry) Fox Sounds You Haven't Heard
October 14, 2013
Coy readers should heed the lesson learned by the young woman in “The Squirrel.”Read This and Blush: Naughty Medieval French Tales
June 13, 2013
Historical Examples of squirrel
You been seein' that squirrel that's been runnin' across the clearin'?
The next time that squirrel comes scootin' across I'll say, 'Now!'
I think that squirrel will stop in the woods for the rest of its life, Peter.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
The squirrel is provident, but no more so than he is fastidious in the choice of his food.Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
He waited until he was sure of striking before the squirrel could gain a tree-refuge.White Fang
noun plural -rels or -rel
verb -rels, -relling or -relled or esp US -rels, -reling or -reled
Word Origin for squirrel
early 14c., from Anglo-French esquirel, Old French escurel (Modern French écureuil), from Vulgar Latin *scuriolus, diminutive of *scurius "squirrel," variant of Latin sciurus, from Greek skiouros "a squirrel," literally "shadow-tailed," from skia "shadow" (see shine (v.)) + oura "tail." Perhaps the original notion is "that which makes a shade with its tail." The Old English word was acweorna, which survived into Middle English as aquerne.
"to hoard up, store away" (as a squirrel does nuts), 1939, from squirrel (n.). Related: Squirreled; squirreling.