or squir·rel·ly

[skwur-uh-lee, skwuhr- or, esp. British, skwir-]

adjective Slang.

eccentric; flighty.

Nearby words

  1. squirrel corn,
  2. squirrel monkey,
  3. squirrel's-foot fern,
  4. squirrel-tail grass,
  5. squirrelfish,
  6. squirt,
  7. squirt can,
  8. squirt gun,
  9. squirting cucumber,
  10. squish

Origin of squirrely

First recorded in 1930–35; squirrel + -y1

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Word Origin and History for squirrelly



1925, from squirrel (n.) + -y (2). Related: Squirreliness.

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