squibbing

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Verb[edit]

squibbing

  1. present participle of squib

Noun[edit]

squibbing (plural squibbings)

  1. (dated) A squib; a sarcastic jibe or petty dispute.
  2. A small shot or explosion.
    • 1847, Asenath Nicholson, Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger
      Like the eagle, the nearer he approximates to the sun, the clearer his vision, and the less the squibbings of the marksman affect him []