noun, Older Use: Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a white or other non-Indian man married to a North American Indian woman.
(offensive) a White or other non-American-Indian man married to a North American Indian woman
noun 1. a short, sharp, shrill cry; a sharp, high-pitched sound. 2. Informal. opportunity; chance: their last squeak to correct the manuscript. 3. an escape from defeat, danger, death, or destruction (usually qualified by narrow or close). verb (used without object) 4. to utter or emit a squeak or squeaky sound. 5. Slang. to confess […]
noun 1. a person or thing that squeaks. 2. Informal. a contest or game won by a very small margin. 3. Informal. a dangerous situation. squawk box
[skwee-kee-kleen] /ˈskwi kiˈklin/ adjective, Informal. 1. scrupulously clean. 2. virtuous, wholesome, and above reproach: a squeaky-clean reputation. squeaky-clean adjective 1. (of hair) washed so clean that wet strands squeak when rubbed 2. completely clean 3. (informal, derogatory) (of a person) cultivating a virtuous and wholesome image squeak by
- Squeaky wheel gets the grease
, I always long for peace, But the wheel that does the squeaking Is the one that gets the grease.” However, the idea of the idiom is much older. A manuscript from about 1400 had: “Ever the worst spoke of the cart creaks.” Similar sayings were repeated over the succeeding centuries.