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 squirtedsprinkle, spit, pour, spray, splash, spatter, eject, stream, flow, surge, jet, spurt, emit, spritz
Examples from the Web for squirted
Contemporary Examples of squirted
The concoction was simply known as the “oil,” which was squirted under the tongue to help boost recovery after races.Speed Read: Eight Shocking Bits From the USADA’s Lance Armstrong Report
Laura Colarusso, Nina Strochlic
October 11, 2012
Historical Examples of squirted
Kloon squirted a stream of tobacco at a pitcher plant and filled the cup.The Flaming Jewel
Robert W. Chambers
Evelyn rose as he spoke and squirted some soda-water into his glass.The Angel of Pain
E. F. Benson
I held my mouth open an squirted it in, an it was mighty refreshin.Friar Tuck
Robert Alexander Wason
Somebody had two bottles of Bass, but it was so warm that it squirted out in foam.Wounds in the rain
And he must have squirted some water on Flossie, for she is wet.The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea
Laura Lee Hope
- 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.