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
Related formssquirt·er, nounsquirt·ing·ly, adverbun·squirt·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for squirt
Spam, squirt guns, earthworms, pirate costumes—stuff like that.
“Secret Service officers huddled in the guard booth” until the official beekeeper took the bees down with a squirt bottle.
Last year, men on motorcycles used water pistols to squirt acid in the faces of girls going to school.
The combo of lemon and coconut is pretty spectacular, and the chance to squirt the filling into the cupcakes is completely cool.
Some boys had seen them wading it, and stopping to drink and squirt the water out of their trunks.A Boy's Town|W. D. Howells
He could suck it up full of water, and squirt it out again, just like a pop gun shoots out a cork.Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant|Richard Barnum
Some of the suggestions led me to make a squirt gun from a bit of elder stalk.Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets|Various
"I could squirt water on some of the little sparks, anyhow," he said to himself.The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City|Laura Lee Hope
"Get the Elephants to squirt water down the hold," suggested Ham.The Cruise of the Noah's Ark|David Cory
British Dictionary definitions for squirt
- a person regarded as insignificant or contemptible
- a short person