Meaning of squirt

squirt

Pronunciation: (skwûrt), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to eject liquid in a jet from a narrow orifice: The hose squirted all over us.
  2. to eject a spurt of liquid: The lemon squirted in my eye.
—v.t.
  1. to cause (liquid or a viscous substance) to spurt or issue in a jet, as from a narrow orifice: Squirt the water over that way!
  2. to wet or bespatter with a liquid or viscous substance so ejected: to squirt someone with a hose.
—n.
  1. the act of squirting.
  2. a spurt or jetlike stream, as of water.
  3. a small quantity of liquid or viscous substance squirted: Put a squirt of chocolate sauce on my ice cream.
    1. a youngster, esp. a meddlesome or impudent one.
    2. a short person.
    3. an insignificant, self-assertive person, esp. one who is small or young.
  4. an instrument for squirting, as a syringe.
  5. Usually,diarrhea.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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