squib


squib
Synonyms and related words:
Atticism, agile wit, black humor, blasting cap, burlesque, cap, caricature, comedy, detonating powder, detonator, dry wit, electric detonator, esprit, exploder, farce, fulminating mercury, fuse, hatchet job, humor, imitation, irony, lampoon, malicious parody, mercury fulminate, mockery, nimble wit, parody, pasquil, pasquin, pasquinade, pastiche, percussion cap, pleasantry, poison pen, pretty wit, primacord, primer, priming, quick wit, ready wit, salt, sarcasm, satire, savor of wit, slapstick, slapstick humor, subtle wit, takeoff, travesty, visual humor, wicked imitation, wit

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Squib — may refer to:*Squib (explosive), a small explosive *Squib load, a firearms malfunction in which a bullet becomes lodged in the barrel *Squib (linguistics), a short article that is intended to ignite thinking and discourse *Squib sailboat, a small …   Wikipedia

  • squib — [skwib] n. [prob. echoic] 1. a type of firecracker that burns with a hissing, spurting noise before exploding 2. a short, sharp, usually witty attack in words; lampoon 3. a short news item; filler vt., vi. squibbed, squibbing 1. to shoot off (a… …   English World dictionary

  • Squib — Squib, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squibbed} (skw[i^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squibbing}.] To throw squibs; to utter sarcastic or severe reflections; to contend in petty dispute; as, to squib a little in debate. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squib — squib·bery; squib·bish; squib; …   English syllables

  • Squib — (skw[i^]b), n. [OE. squippen, swippen, to move swiftly, Icel. svipa to swoop, flash, dart, whip; akin to AS. swipian to whip, and E. swift, a. See {Swift}, a.] 1. A little pipe, or hollow cylinder of paper, filled with powder or combustible… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squib — [skwıb] n 1.) a small exploding ↑firework 2.) literary a short amusing piece of writing that attacks someone →damp squib at ↑damp1 (2) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • squib — index parody, ridicule Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • squib — [ skwıb ] noun count 1. ) a type of FIREWORK that explodes with a loud noise 2. ) AMERICAN a short piece of writing that is intended to be funny …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • squib — 1520s, short bit of sarcastic writing, witty scoff, of unknown origin. If the meaning small firework that burns with a hissing noise is the original one, the word might be imitative …   Etymology dictionary

  • squib — *libel, skit, lampoon, pasquinade …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • squib — ► NOUN 1) a small firework that hisses before exploding. 2) a short piece of satirical writing. ORIGIN of unknown origin; perhaps imitative of a small explosion …   English terms dictionary


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