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squirrely

or squir·rel·ly

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

eccentric; flighty.

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Origin of squirrely

First recorded in 1930–35; squirrel + -y1
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