Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Squirt

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-verb (used without object)
1. to eject liquid in a jet from a narrow orifice
2. to eject a spurt of liquid

Examples:
"He squirted his water gun at me and totally, like, ruined my hair."
"Someone shook my soda and it squirted all over me when I opened it."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"late 15c., squyrten 'to spit' (intransitive), of uncertain origin, probably imitative. Transitive sense 'cause to issue in a sudden jet or stream' is from 1580s. Squirt-gun attested from 1803."

Awkwardness rating: 8

Squirt gun fun! (calwatchdog.com)

2 comments:

  1. I never knew soda bottles "squirted." I always assumed it was more of a "release of pressure buildup in the form of an explosion." You must drink from some vary narrow bottles.

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