verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- a youngster, especially a meddlesome or impudent one.
- a short person.
- an insignificant, self-assertive person, especially one who is small or young.
Origin of squirt
Synonyms for squirt
Related Words for squirtsprinkle, spit, pour, spray, splash, spatter, eject, stream, flow, surge, jet, spurt, emit, spritz
Examples from the Web for squirt
Contemporary Examples of squirt
Spam, squirt guns, earthworms, pirate costumes—stuff like that.Cheap Trick: Most Magicians Are Lazy Hacks
August 19, 2014
“Secret Service officers huddled in the guard booth” until the official beekeeper took the bees down with a squirt bottle.12 Juicy Bits From Michelle Obama’s Garden Book
May 31, 2012
Last year, men on motorcycles used water pistols to squirt acid in the faces of girls going to school.Biden: The New Rumsfeld
October 19, 2009
The combo of lemon and coconut is pretty spectacular, and the chance to squirt the filling into the cupcakes is completely cool.World's Craziest Cupcakes
September 8, 2009
Historical Examples of squirt
Thank you, Boy, for not letting them squirt water on my dolly's clean dress.The Harbor
As well might Hercules have attempted to tidy up the Augean stables with a squirt.Diary of a Pilgrimage
Jerome K. Jerome
I charged the squirt and let fly, and again, and again, as quick as I could fill it.The Five Jars
Montague Rhodes James
I know what you are thinking—you're thinking this is a squirt.The Poet at the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
And if I were you, I'd take a light garden-engine, full of water, to squirt at the enemy.Prince Prigio
- a person regarded as insignificant or contemptible
- a short person
Word Origin for squirt
mid-15c., squyrten "eject water in a jet," of uncertain origin, probably imitative. Related: Squirted; squirting.
mid-15c., originally "diarrhea," from squirt (v.). Meaning "a whipper-snapper" is from 1839.