squirt gun

noun

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There’s the train set with square wheels, the squirt gun that shoots not water but jelly, the unfortunately named Charlie-in-the-box. Mackenzie Chung Fegan, Bon Appétit, 9 Aug. 2022 Senate Democrats took a flamethrower to a forest and now want to put out the fire with a squirt gun. Stephen Miran, WSJ, 31 July 2022 Punch holes in at least two plastic cups, string them up, and see who can propel them the fastest and farthest using a squirt gun. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 6 May 2022 Father Pelc sprayed holy water to churchgoers using a squirt gun on Easter weekend. Steve Hartman, CBS News, 2 Apr. 2021 Water was rationed for the brushing of teeth and a method was devised of cleaning dishes off the back porch with a squirt gun. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 9 July 2021 While working on a heating and cooling device in the early 1980s, an accidental burst of water gave him an idea for a powerful version of a squirt gun. Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2021 Nicholas Volker is a short, blue-eyed 4-year-old who loves Batman and squirt gun fights and steak — on the rare occasions when he's not restricted to a feeding tube. Mark Johnson And Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Dec. 2010 He's seen spraying the squirt gun at his parishioners and food baskets. Christopher Brito, CBS News, 18 May 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of squirt gun was in 1803

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“Squirt gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squirt%20gun. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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Last Updated: 20 Aug 2022

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