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squeaker

[skwee-ker] /ˈskwi kər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that squeaks.
2.
Informal. a contest or game won by a very small margin.
3.
Informal. a dangerous situation.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; squeak + -er1
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Examples from the web for squeaker
  • Her victory was a squeaker, and the morning after, the naysayers began predicting her demise after one term.
  • The handle, which is bulbous or round, has a white plastic squeaker on the end.
  • The product is an animal shaped squeeze toy with a handle and a built in squeaker.
  • The stuffed stars on the ends of the antennae contain a squeaker and a rattle.
Slang definitions & phrases for squeaker

squeaker

noun
  1. A very closely contested and uncertain game, contest, etc: They met in a squeaker that year (1960s+)
  2. Something poised on the edge of one result or another, esp a success versus a disaster: ''It'll be a squeaker,'' Bartow said. ''This is a nervous time for us'' (1960s+)

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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