• IPA: /skwɜː(ɹ)t/


  1. An instrument from which a liquid is forcefully ejected in a small, quick stream.
  2. A small, quick stream; a jet.
    • 2007, Peter Elst, Sas Jacobs, Object-Oriented ActionScript 3.0, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=WiedhiREmZkC&pg=PA9&lpg=PA9&dq=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=63u4aASS5E&sig=yvEzpHVcDtLB0UyspuYiiQXLpRg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3ytjUNSUAY3jmAXWwoDgCQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 9],
      Chances are you′ll get a squirt of citrus juice in your eye.
  3. (hydrodynamics) The whole system of flow in the vicinity of a source.
  4. A burst of noise.
  5. (slang) An annoyingly pretentious person; a whippersnapper. [From 1839.]
    • 1946, Robert Penn Warren, All the King′s Men, 2005, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=QRO0ie4ZX6oC&pg=PA606&lpg=PA606&dq=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=HH0K0tOzVM&sig=ssNzfvqUojeMBp9duQmn9PZzUhE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GjNjUPq8FoT5mAWS3YHQBQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 606],
      He was still there when I came up, a squirt with his hat over one eye and a camera hung round his neck and a grin on his squirt face. I thought maybe I had seen him around town, but maybe not, the squirts look so much alike when they grind them out of journalism school.
  6. (UK, US, Australia, slang) A small child.
    Hey squirt! Where you been?
    • 1986, Alethea Helbig, Agnes Perkins, Cutlass Island, entry in Dictionary of American Children′s Fiction, 1960-1984: Recent Books of Recognized Merit, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Pyjt9xhNKJ4C&pg=PA137&lpg=PA137&dq=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22+child+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=rpEh0nj9di&sig=wBLeyBhcl5G_jgF_yToR3coqw4o&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dCFkUNyOGeTsmAWQrYHYDA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22%20child%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 137],
      Hurd returns with Mal, Mr. Eph, and Gumbo, the “town squirt” of twelve, and the boys′ activities come out.
    • 2010, Karen Witemeyer, A Tailor-Made Bride, Bethany House Publishers, US, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=-kDFy19ELWoC&pg=PA66&lpg=PA66&dq=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22+child+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=uKK3-JxxqK&sig=BH_y6RYQz0hQ_gCX1KhFjygJ8eg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=NhtkUJGAI4_imAWkhYGIDg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22%20child%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 66],
      How the child managed to converse and fold at the same time was a marvel, yet the shirt lay in a tidy rectangle by the time she came up for air.
      “Thanks, squirt.” He winked at her and she giggled.
  7. (slang, vulgar, uncountable) Female ejaculate.
  • (instrument that forcefully ejects liquid)
  • (small, quick stream)
  • (annoyingly pretentious person)
  • (small child) anklebiter
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squirt (squirts, present participle squirting; past and past participle squirted)

  1. (intransitive, of a liquid) To be thrown out, or ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice.
    The toothpaste squirted from the tube.
    • 1865, Sabine Baring-Gould, The Book of Werewolves, 2008, Forgotten Books, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=MrAz3l7VrqMC&pg=PA121&lpg=PA121&dq=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22+child+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=7J6zqIZZrQ&sig=O-LvsIcuIxz4NqqgdrYQkUPqJ10&hl=en&sa=X&ei=iwpkUP3ALKeKmQXIgIHoAg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22%20child%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 121],
      His servants would stab a child in the jugular vein, and let the blood squirt over him.
  2. (transitive, of a liquid) To cause to be ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice.
    • 1815 February 23, [Walter Scott], Guy Mannering; or, The Astrologer. [...] In Three Volumes, volume (please specify ), Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, […]; and Archibald Constable and Co., […], OCLC 742335644 ↗:
    • 1985, The Living Australia, Dangerous Australians: The Complete Guide to Australia′s Most Deadly Creatures, 2002, Murdoch Books, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=_w5lo2j4zBQC&pg=PA88&lpg=PA88&dq=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=As5-xJiOJ7&sig=0YP2kjUX8OBlj8oyjfaNkYw6Wa4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3ytjUNSUAY3jmAXWwoDgCQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 88],
      It can squirt this poison in jets up to a distance of one metre and usually aims at the eyes of its victim.
    • 2005, Lisa Heard, NancyRayhorn, 8: Pediatric Sedation, Jan Odom-Forren, Donna Watson, Practical Guide To Moderate Sedation/Analgesia, 2nd Edition, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=vr3EWsVgUwEC&pg=PA171&lpg=PA171&dq=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22+child+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=L0LrsDWuvK&sig=sakHRa-41hLUtb1ZrzZTmkWxSaU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dCFkUNyOGeTsmAWQrYHYDA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22%20child%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 171],
      When administering the medication, the RN should place the syringe tip along the side of the mouth and slowly squirt the medicine toward the buccal vestibule, not toward the throat.
    • 2011, James Balch, Mark Stengler, Prescription for Natural Cures, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=tEvSNracR80C&pg=PT572&lpg=PT572&dq=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22+child+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=N_J9PoyS1c&sig=qp7CqsEAOB2WcH3LoaXPPYlfZpc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=iwpkUP3ALKeKmQXIgIHoAg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22%20child%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false unnumbered page],
      Use a dropper and squirt the desired amount in the side of the child′s mouth.
  3. (transitive) To hit with a rapid stream of liquid.
    • 2010, Christy Isbell, Mighty Fine Motor Fun: Fine Motor Activities for Young Children, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=PX33ha7wn98C&pg=PA81&lpg=PA81&dq=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22+child+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=pVINjZpd0K&sig=H47SLez1y13_CBgXX-Q7aE0yBmc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=iwpkUP3ALKeKmQXIgIHoAg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22%20child%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 81],
      Ask the child to squirt the target with water.
  4. (transitive, figuratively, obsolete) To throw out or utter words rapidly; to prate.
  5. (intransitive, slang, vulgar, of a female) To ejaculate.
    • 2010, Sonia Borg, Oral Sex She′ll Never Forget, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=7rHDHLM8s5oC&pg=PA9-IA75&lpg=PA9-IA75&dq=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=S_FzYfpipW&sig=97nmZ3z3u1TuAYRY0GeECIeR88E&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QDhjUI2hDaqimQWUqoCoDA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22squirt%22|%22squirts%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 9],
      Women who squirt rhapsodize about the experience, reporting that it elicits feelings of empowerment and a deeper connection to their own bodies.
  • (to be ejected in a rapid stream)
  • (to cause to be ejected in a rapid stream)
  • (to eject a rapid stream at)
  • (to speak rapidly)
  • ((of a female) to ejaculate)
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