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 squirts
Mrs. Agelan knows a simpler way; she fills her mouth with water and squirts it on her hands.Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific|Felix Speiser
Again and again the Mamma squirts the water, till all the mud and dust of the jungle is washed away from the baby's body.The Wonders of the Jungle|Prince Sarath Ghosh
Suppose he waits for a west wind and squirts his gas in this direction?The Slayer Of souls|Robert Chambers
The fluid it squirts from under its tail will scent the whole country round.The Young Emigrants; Madelaine Tube; The Boy and the Book; and Crystal Palace|Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick
Ef she squirts it on dry, an the leaves are dry, too, the eggs wont die.Natalie: A Garden Scout|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
- 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.