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squib

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noun \ˈskwib\

Simple Definition of squib

  • : a small firecracker

Full Definition of squib

  1. 1a :  a short humorous or satiric writing or speechb :  a short news item; especially :  filler

  2. 2a :  a small firecrackerb :  a broken firecracker in which the powder burns with a fizz

  3. 3 :  a small electric or pyrotechnic device used to ignite a charge

Origin of squib

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1525

Rhymes with squib


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squib

verb

Definition of squib

squibbedsquib·bing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to speak, write, or publish squibs

  3. 2 :  to fire a squib

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1a :  to utter in an offhand mannerb :  to make squibs against :  lampoon

  6. 2 :  to shoot off :  fire

  7. 3 :  to kick (a football) on a kickoff so that it bounces along the ground



Circa 1580

First Known Use of squib

circa 1580



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