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.
- squirrel monkey,
- squirrel's-foot fern,
- squirrel-tail grass,
- squirt can,
- squirt gun,
- squirting cucumber,
Origin of squirt
Examples from the Web for squirter
This apparently indicates his guilt, and the pilot labels him a “squirter.”
- 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.