squib


1squib

noun \ˈskwib\

: a small firecracker

Full Definition of SQUIB

1
a :  a short humorous or satiric writing or speech
b :  a short news item; especially :  filler
2
a :  a small firecracker
b :  a broken firecracker in which the powder burns with a fizz
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

2squib

verb
squibbedsquib·bing

Definition of SQUIB

intransitive verb
1
:  to speak, write, or publish squibs
2
:  to fire a squib
transitive verb
1
a :  to utter in an offhand manner
b :  to make squibs against :  lampoon
2
:  to shoot off :  fire
3
:  to kick (a football) on a kickoff so that it bounces along the ground

First Known Use of SQUIB

circa 1580

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