squad

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French escouade.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈskwɒd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈskwɑːd/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

squad (plural squads)

  1. A group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members.
  2. A unit of tactical military personnel, or of police officers, usually of about ten members.
    • 1912, in The New England magazine, volume 47:
      A squad of soldiers ordered them to disperse but instead of doing so they commenced throwing ice and rocks.
  3. (cricket, soccer, rugby) A group of potential players from whom a starting team and substitutes are chosen.
  4. (slang) One's friend group, taken collectively; one's peeps.
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squad (third-person singular simple present squads, present participle squadding, simple past and past participle squadded)

  1. (intransitive) To act as part of, or on behalf of, a squad.
    We squad on the fifth of the month.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Origin

mid 17th century: shortening of French escouade, variant of escadre, from Italian squadra ‘square.’

Noun[edit]

squad

  1. (Britain, dialectal) Sloppy mud.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tennyson to this entry?)

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Noun[edit]

squad m (plural squads or squad)

  1. squad