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Dictionary Definition

squirt

Noun

1 someone who is small and insignificant [syn: pip-squeak, small fry]
2 the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid) [syn: jet, spurt, spirt]

Verb

1 cause to come out in a squirt; "the boy squirted water at his little sister" [syn: force out, squeeze out, eject]
2 wet with a spurt of liquid; "spurt the wall with water"

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. An instrument out of which a liquid is ejected in a small stream with force.
  2. A small, quick stream; a jet.
  3. In the context of "UK|AU|US|slang": A small child; derived from the fact that young children tend to urinate unexpectedly.
    Hey squirt! Where you been?

Translations

instrument
small, quick stream; a jet

Verb

  1. To be thrown out, or ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice; said of liquids.
  2. To cause to be ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice; said of liquids.
  3. To throw out or utter words rapidly; to prate.

Translations

to be ejected, in a rapid stream
to cause to be ejected, in a rapid stream
to throw out or utter words rapidly

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Extensive Definition

Squirt is a caffeine-free citrus-flavored soft drink created in 1938 by Herb Bishop. Bishop created a new carbonated drink that required less fruit and less sugar. In Bishop’s opinion, it was the freshest, most exciting taste in the marketplace. Bishop gave Squirt its name because the drink seemed to "squirt" into your mouth like a freshly squeezed lemon. Squirt is naturally flavored and contains lemon juice (less than 1%). Another version, Ruby-Red Squirt, which is a citrus-berry flavor and contains caffeine, was created in 1993 with the help of Squirt Chemist Roy D. Hugh, who also pioneered the use of aspartame in soft drinks in the United States.
A Diet Squirt was also introduced. Diet Squirt is similar to Fresca. In 1983, Diet Squirt became the first soft drink in the United States to be sweetened with aspartame. Diet Squirt is carbonated with a white tint to it. A vitamin-C-enriched Diet Squirt Plus was briefly marketed in the mid 1980s.
Wal-Mart sells a product similar to Squirt, named simply "lemon." Unlike other Wal-Mart-branded sodas which are available chain-wide, the availability of lemon is apparently limited to markets in which Squirt is popular.
Ownership of the Squirt brand has changed hands several times and is currently owned by the British Cadbury Schweppes. In the United States the brand is produced under the authority of Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.
In 2008 "Squirt Citrus Power" was introduced to consumers. It's a soda-energy drink hybrid similar to Coca'Cola's "Vault".

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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