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squirrely

[skwur-uh-lee, skwuhr- or, esp. British, skwir-] /ˈskwɜr ə li, ˈskwʌr- or, esp. British, ˈskwɪr-/
adjective, Slang.
1.
eccentric; flighty.
Also, squirrelly.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; squirrel + -y1
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Examples for squirrely
  • 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.

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