squeaky
adjective see squeak II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • squeaky — 1862, from SQUEAK (Cf. squeak) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Squeaky clean in figurative sense is from 1972, probably from advertisements for dishwashing liquid …   Etymology dictionary

  • squeaky — squeak|y [ˈskwi:ki] adj 1.) making very high noises that are not loud ▪ a squeaky voice ▪ squeaky floorboards 2.) squeaky clean informal a) never having done anything morally wrong ▪ politicians who are less than squeaky clean b) completely clean …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • squeaky — adjective 1 making very high noises that are not loud: a squeaky voice | a squeaky door 2 squeaky clean informal a) never having done anything morally wrong: You re not exactly squeaky clean either. b) completely clean: squeaky clean hair… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • squeaky — [[t]skwi͟ːki[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is squeaky makes high pitched sounds. ...squeaky floorboards... He had a squeaky voice …   English dictionary

  • squeaky — UK [ˈskwiːkɪ] / US [ˈskwɪkɪ] adjective Word forms squeaky : adjective squeaky comparative squeakier superlative squeakiest making a short high noise a squeaky voice …   English dictionary

  • squeaky — squeakily, adv. squeakiness, n. /skwee kee/, adj., squeakier, squeakiest. squeaking; tending to squeak: His squeaky shoes could be heard across the lobby. [1860 65; SQUEAK + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • squeaky — adj. Squeaky is used with these nouns: ↑floorboard, ↑toy, ↑voice …   Collocations dictionary

  • squeaky — squeak|y [ skwiki ] adjective making a squeaking sound: a squeaky voice …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • squeaky — /ˈskwiki/ (say skweekee) adjective (squeakier, squeakiest) squeaking; tending to squeak: his squeaky shoes could be heard along the corridor. {squeak + y1} –squeakily, adverb –squeakiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • squeaky — squeak ► NOUN 1) a short, high pitched sound or cry. 2) a single remark or communication: I didn t hear a squeak from him. ► VERB 1) make a squeak. 2) say something in a high pitched tone. 3) informal succeed in achieving something by a very… …   English terms dictionary

  • squeaky — adj. (squeakier, squeakiest) making a squeaking sound. Phrases and idioms: squeaky clean 1 completely clean. 2 above criticism; beyond reproach. Derivatives: squeakily adv. squeakiness n …   Useful english dictionary

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