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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: From the sound of something being squirted

squirt

1 verb
     
squirt1
1 [intransitive and transitive] if you squirt liquid or if it squirts somewhere, it is forced out in a thin fast stream [↪ spray]
squirt out/from/into
Water suddenly squirted out from a hole in the pipe.
squirt something into/through something
Squirt some oil in the lock.
2 [transitive] to hit or cover someone or something with a thin fast stream of liquid [↪ spray]
squirt somebody/something with something
Mom! Chad's squirting me with the hose!
Some kids squirted a water pistol in her face.

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