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squid

[skwid] /skwɪd/
noun, plural (especially collectively) squid (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) squids.
1.
any of several ten-armed cephalopods, as of the genera Loligo and Ommastrephes, having a slender body and a pair of rounded or triangular caudal fins and varying in length from 4–6 inches (10–15 cm) to 60–80 feet (18–24 meters).
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; origin uncertain

SQUID

[skwid] /skwɪd/
noun
1.
superconducting quantum interference device: a device that senses minute changes in magnetic fields, used to indicate neural activity in the brain.
Origin
1965-70
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  • Feeding habits cobia feed primarily on crabs, squid and other fish.
  • As no such cuttlefish exists, it is probable the creature described was a giant squid.
British Dictionary definitions for squid

squid1

/skwɪd/
noun (pl) squid, squids
1.
any of various fast-moving pelagic cephalopod molluscs of the genera Loligo, Ommastrephes, etc, of most seas, having a torpedo-shaped body ranging from about 10 centimetres to 16.5 metres long and a pair of triangular tail fins: order Decapoda (decapods) See also cuttlefish
verb squids, squidding, squidded
2.
(intransitive) (of a parachute) to assume an elongated squidlike shape owing to excess air pressure
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin

squid2

/skwɪd/
noun
1.
(Brit, slang) a pound sterling
Word Origin
C20: rhyming slang for quid

SQUID

abbreviation
1.
superconducting quantum interference device
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Word Origin and History for squid
n.

marine mollusk, 1610s, of unknown origin; perhaps a sailors' variant of squirt, so called for the "ink" it squirts out.

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Slang definitions & phrases for squid

squid

noun

An obnoxious person, esp one who studies too hard; dweeb, grind, loser, nerd (1980s+ Students)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for squid

SQUID

superconducting quantum interference device
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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