squickage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

squick +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

squickage (uncountable)

  1. (slang) The condition of being squicked by something.
    • 1993 10 December, Alan Smith, “Re: screw compressor clamp”, alt.sex.bondage, Usenet:
      You want me to do *WHAT*??
      Squickage! That's too sick for me.
    • 2004 24 January, Nena, “Re: Why monogamy?”, soc.subculture.bondage-bdsm.femdom, Usenet:
      Their reaction to hearing about alternative sexual practices in the abstract is most often amusement, sometimes squickage, rarely moral outrage.
    • 2009 3 April, elizabeth, “Re: Painful Water Birth”, alt.support.childfree, Usenet:
      I could handle just about anything except childbirth without squickage, but there was something so biologically nasty about childbirth, just couldn't handle it at all.
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  2. (slang) Something which squicks.
    • 2002 12 April, XL [username], “REC: Mary Church”, alt.tv.x-files.creative, Usenet:
      It's that perfect fairy tale x-fic that everyone secretly loves. That, and no squickage whatsoever, which is why I dislike most anachronistic fics. :)
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