Monday, January 27, 2014
Definitions for squib
- a short and witty or sarcastic saying or writing.
- Journalism. a short news story, often used as a filler.
- to write squibs.
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Citations for squib
This last is a sarcastic squib partly based on an experience of Gérard de Nerval's in Vienna.
His tendency to uphold technical views gave rise to a very clever squib by the late Mr. Justice Hayes, in which the spirit of the baron is supposed to arrive in Hades…
Origin of squib
Squib is of unknown origin, though it entered English in the 1500s.