1
: completely clean
squeaky-clean hair
2
: completely free from moral taint of any kind
a squeaky-clean reputation

Examples of squeaky-clean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She’s been playing a teen—from a squeaky-clean Disney darling to the grungy Euphoria anti-ingenue—for the majority of her career. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2024 Each episode is full of kid-friendly slapstick violence and mean-spirited comedy, giving the series more in common with Looney Tunes and Tex Avery than with squeaky-clean Disney fare. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 20 Oct. 2023 When you’re done washing, rinse your face with water, wipe away the excess, and marvel at your squeaky-clean mug. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 28 Oct. 2023 If you're inspired by the squeaky-clean look, any tulle minidress will do. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2023 The first album featuring kids singing squeaky-clean versions of pop hits was released in 2001. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 4 Aug. 2023 The nature of the arrest, combined with the release of a mugshot that undermined Reubens’ squeaky-clean image, threatened to put his entire career in jeopardy. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 31 July 2023 Kat, squeaky-clean on the outside and a massive horndog on the inside, shows yet another side of Hsu’s range. Erica Gonzales, ELLE, 7 July 2023 The city government, Stallings said, can be averse to confronting its toughest challenges, in part because doing so would work against Branson’s squeaky-clean image. Richard Fausset, BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of squeaky-clean was in 1968

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“Squeaky-clean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squeaky-clean. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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