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[skwur-uh-lee, skwuhr- or, esp. British, skwir-] /ˈskwɜr ə li, ˈskwʌr- or, esp. British, ˈskwɪr-/
adjective, Slang.
eccentric; flighty.
Origin of squirrely
1930-35; squirrel + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Each time, he regears and mashes the throttle to get sideways and squirrely on his final turns, but it's too late.
  • But what they've done is more squirrely than forcing honest losses on private investors.
  • It got even more squirrely during his long retirement.
  • The path was a nightmare last night with squirrely teenagers and rookie cyclists and in-line skaters weaving all over the place.
Word Origin and History for squirrely

1925, from squirrel (n.) + -y (2). Related: Squirreliness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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