follow Dictionary.com

What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

squeegee

[skwee-jee, skwee-jee] /ˈskwi dʒi, skwiˈdʒi/
noun
1.
an implement edged with rubber or the like, for removing water from windows after washing, sweeping water from wet decks, etc.
2.
a similar and smaller device, as for removing excess water from photographic negatives or prints or for forcing paint, ink, etc., through a porous surface, as in serigraphy.
verb (used with object), squeegeed, squeegeeing.
3.
to sweep, scrape, or press with or as if with a squeegee.
4.
to force (paint, ink, etc.) through a screen in making a silk-screen print.
Origin of squeegee
1835-1845
1835-45; originally a nautical term; of obscure origin
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for squeegee
British Dictionary definitions for squeegee

squeegee

/ˈskwiːdʒiː/
noun
1.
an implement with a rubber blade used for wiping away surplus water from a surface, such as a windowpane
2.
any of various similar devices used in photography for pressing the water out of wet prints or negatives or for squeezing prints onto a glazing surface
verb -gees, -geeing, -geed
3.
to remove (water or other liquid) from (something) by use of a squeegee
4.
(transitive) to press down (a photographic print, etc) with a squeegee
Word Origin
C19: probably of imitative origin, influenced by squeeze
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for squeegee
n.

"wooden scraping instrument with a rubber blade," 1844, a nautical word, perhaps from squeege "to press" (1782), an alteration of squeeze.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for squeegee

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for squeegee

18
20
Scrabble Words With Friends