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squirmy

[skwur-mee] /ˈskwɜr mi/
adjective, squirmier, squirmiest.
1.
characterized by squirming.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; squirm + -y1
Related forms
squirminess, noun
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  • The astronomers published a paper about the program, but didn't mention that squirmy guy in particular.
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  • The other is squirmy and slithery, often gross, and as close as your fingernails.
  • And what squirmy fun their machinations are to watch.
  • Later, it occurred to me that seven-year-olds are still squirmy.
British Dictionary definitions for squirmy

squirmy

/ˈskwɜːmɪ/
adjective
1.
moving with a wriggling motion
2.
making one squirm
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