squirt gun


noun


Nearby words

  1. squirrel-tail grass,
  2. squirrelfish,
  3. squirrely,
  4. squirt,
  5. squirt can,
  6. squirting cucumber,
  7. squish,
  8. squishy,
  9. squit,
  10. squiz

Origin of squirt gun

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805

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Examples from the Web for squirt gun

  • "I said not so," replied young Arvid, coolly sending a full charge from his squirt-gun straight up in air.

    Historic Boys|Elbridge Streeter Brooks
  • Porky pulled out his check-book and begun to scribble with one of them squirt-gun pens.

  • "You'd better leave that squirt-gun with me," said Grandcourt.

    The Danger Mark|Robert W. Chambers
  • "I ain't goin' to do nothin'," declared Hardy Atkins, carefully stowing his squirt-gun away.

    Bat Wing Bowles|Dane Coolidge


British Dictionary definitions for squirt gun

squirt gun

noun

US and Canadian another name for water pistol
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