squirter

squirt

[skwurt]
verb (used without object)
1.
to eject liquid in a jet from a narrow orifice: The hose squirted all over us.
2.
to eject a spurt of liquid: The lemon squirted in my eye.
verb (used with object)
3.
to cause (liquid or a viscous substance) to spurt or issue in a jet, as from a narrow orifice: Squirt the water over that way!
4.
to wet or bespatter with a liquid or viscous substance so ejected: to squirt someone with a hose.
noun
5.
the act of squirting.
6.
a spurt or jetlike stream, as of water.
7.
a small quantity of liquid or viscous substance squirted: Put a squirt of chocolate sauce on my ice cream.
8.
Informal.
a.
a youngster, especially a meddlesome or impudent one.
b.
a short person.
c.
an insignificant, self-assertive person, especially one who is small or young.
9.
an instrument for squirting, as a syringe.
10.
Usually, squirts. Dialect, diarrhea.

Origin:
1425–75; (v.) late Middle English squirten, apparently variant of swirten; cognate with Low German swirtjen in same sense; perhaps akin to swirl; (noun) late Middle English sqwyrt diarrhea, derivative of the v.

squirter, noun
squirtingly, adverb
unsquirted, adjective


6. jet, spray, stream.
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squirt (skwɜːt)
 
vb
1.  to force (a liquid) or (of a liquid) to be forced out of a narrow opening
2.  (tr) to cover or spatter with liquid so ejected
 
n
3.  a jet or amount of liquid so ejected
4.  the act or an instance of squirting
5.  an instrument used for squirting
6.  informal
 a.  a person regarded as insignificant or contemptible
 b.  a short person
 
[C15: of imitative origin]
 
'squirter
 
n

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squirt
1460, squyrten "eject water in a jet," of uncertain origin, probably imitative. The noun is first recorded c.1460, originally "diarrhea;" meaning "a whipper-snapper" is from 1839.
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squirt definition


  1. n.
    a small person; a young child, especially a young boy. (Also a term of address.) : Hey, squirt, come over here.
  2. n.
    beer or champagne. : How about a nice bubbly glass of squirt?
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