Squirt Squirt (skw[~e]rt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squirted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Squirting}.] [Cf. LG. swirtjen to squirt, OSw. sqv["a]tta, E. squander.] To drive or eject in a stream out of a narrow pipe or orifice; as, to squirt water. [1913 Webster]

The hard-featured miscreant coolly rolled his tobacco in his cheek, and squirted the juice into the fire grate. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

{Squirting cucumber}. (Bot.) See {Ecballium}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(through a syringe), ,

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Squirt — is a caffeine free citrus flavored soft drink created in 1938 by Herb Bishop. Bishop created a new carbonated drink that required less fruit and less sugar. In Bishop’s opinion, it was the freshest, most exciting taste in the marketplace. [ [http …   Wikipedia

  • squirt — [skwʉrt] vt. [LME squyrten, prob. altered < or akin to LowG & Du swirtjen, to squirt] 1. to shoot out (a liquid) in a jet or narrow stream 2. to wet with liquid so shot out vi. to be squirted out; spurt n. 1. something used to squirt liquid,… …   English World dictionary

  • Squirt — Squirt, n. 1. An instrument out of which a liquid is ejected in a small stream with force. Young. [1913 Webster] 2. A small, quick stream; a jet. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. (Hydrodynamics) The whole system of flow in the vicinity of a source.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squirt — Squirt, v. i. 1. To be thrown out, or ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice; said of liquids. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to throw out or utter words rapidly; to prate. [Low] L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squirt — squirt; squirt·er; …   English syllables

  • squirt — index emit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • squirt — mid 15c., squyrten eject water in a jet, of uncertain origin, probably imitative. The noun is first recorded mid 15c., originally diarrhea; meaning a whipper snapper is from 1839 …   Etymology dictionary

  • squirt — [v] squeeze out liquid eject, emit, flow, jet, pour, spatter, spit, splash, splur, spray, sprinkle, spritz, spurt, stream, surge; concepts 179,256 …   New thesaurus

  • squirt — ► VERB 1) (with reference to a liquid) be or cause to be ejected in a thin jet from a small opening. 2) wet with a jet of liquid. ► NOUN 1) a thin jet of liquid. 2) a device from which liquid may be squirted. 3) informal a puny or insignificant… …   English terms dictionary

  • squirt — squirt1 [skwə:t US skwə:rt] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: From the sound of something being squirted] 1.) [I and T] if you squirt liquid or if it squirts somewhere, it is forced out in a thin fast stream →↑spray squirt out/from/into ▪ Water… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”