or squir·rel·ly

[ skwur-uh-lee, skwuhr- or, esp. British, skwir- ]
/ ˈskwɜr ə li, ˈskwʌr- or, esp. British, ˈskwɪr- /

adjective Slang.

eccentric; flighty.

Origin of squirrely

First recorded in 1930–35; squirrel + -y1
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Examples from the Web for squirrely

  • "Tell you why," said Joey Mills, watching Ben with squirrely courage and making sure no one else could hear.

    Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn