a short and witty or sarcastic saying or writing.
Journalism. a short news story, often used as a filler.
a small firework, consisting of a tube or ball filled with powder, that burns with a hissing noise terminated usually by a slight explosion.
a firecracker broken in the middle so that it burns with a hissing noise but does not explode.
Australian. a coward.
an electric, pyrotechnic device for firing the igniter of a rocket engine, especially a solid-propellant engine.
Obsolete. a mean or paltry fellow.
verb (used without object), squibbed, squibbing.
to write squibs.
to shoot a squib.
to explode with a small, sharp sound.
to move swiftly and irregularly.
to be afraid.
to flee; escape.
verb (used with object), squibbed, squibbing.
to assail in squibs or lampoons.
to toss, shoot, or utilize as a squib.
a firework, usually having a tube filled with gunpowder, that burns with a hissing noise and culminates in a small explosion
a firework that does not explode because of a fault; dud
a short witty attack; lampoon
an electric device for firing a rocket engine
(obsolete) an insignificant person
(Austral & NZ, slang) a coward
damp squib, something intended but failing to impress
verb squibs, squibbing, squibbed
(intransitive) to sound, move, or explode like a squib
(intransitive) to let off or shoot a squib
to write a squib against (someone)
(intransitive) to move in a quick irregular fashion
(intransitive) (Austral, slang) to behave in a cowardly fashion
noun 1. Edward Robinson, 1819–1900, U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturer and medical reformer.
noun, Football. 1. a kickoff that is purposely low so it will wobble and bounce along the ground, making it hard to field and return.
noun, plural (especially collectively) squid (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) squids. 1. any of several ten-armed cephalopods, as of the genera Loligo and Ommastrephes, having a slender body and a pair of rounded or triangular caudal fins and varying in length from 4–6 inches (10–15 cm) to 60–80 feet (18–24 meters). […]
adjective squidgier, squidgiest 1. soft, moist, and squashy