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squeaky

[skwee-kee] /ˈskwi ki/
adjective, squeakier, squeakiest.
1.
squeaking; tending to squeak:
His squeaky shoes could be heard across the lobby.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; squeak + -y1
Related forms
squeakily, adverb
squeakiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for squeakiness

squeaky

adj.

1862, from squeak (n.) + -y (2). Squeaky clean in figurative sense is from 1972, probably from advertisements for dishwashing liquid.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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