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noun 
  1. A small firework that burns with a fizzing noise.
  2. A similar device used to ignite a rocket etc.
  1. (Film special effects) A small explosive used to replicate a bullet hitting a surface.
    1. (dated) A short piece of witty writing; a lampoon.
    2. In a legal casebook, a short summary of a case placed between more fully cited cases.
    3. (archaic) An unimportant, paltry, or mean-spirited person.
Translations: 
  • German: Knallfrosch
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, device used to ignite a rocket)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, short piece of witty writing)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, short summary of a case)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, unimportant, paltry, or mean-spirited person)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, Translations to be checked)
verb (squib, b, ed)
  1. To make a sound such as a small explosion.
    • A w:Snider-Enfield, Snider squibbed in the jungle.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: (t, nl, ploffen)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: Possibly imitative of a small explosion. (if you pronounce the 'q' somewhat heavily, almost more like a 'k').


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