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.
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Origin of squirt
OTHER WORDS FROM squirtsquirter, nounsquirt·ing·ly, adverbun·squirt·ed, adjective
How to use squirt in a sentence
Even the ketchup was rendered onto the plate in three round squirts: one big, two smaller on top.
Included in the catch were a large number of monstrous gelatinous ascidians or "sea-squirts."The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
But suddenly, from the loop-holed section, came spiteful little squirts of fire.The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck
It's a thing in a park that squirts up water, just like when you fill a rubber ball with milk or lemonade and squeeze it.Uncle Wiggily's Adventures|Howard R. Garis
Hot and cold water bubbles and squirts in evry apartment, and nothing is wanting that a poet could pra for, or art could portray.Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings|Henry Wheeler Shaw
He squirts it onto the specimen within the net or in the open air by means of a druggist's dropping tube.Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects|C. V. Riley
British Dictionary definitions for squirt
- a person regarded as insignificant or contemptible
- a short person