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 December 10, Alan Smith, “Re: screw compressor clamp”, in alt.sex.bondage, Usenet[1]:
      You want me to do *WHAT*??
      Squickage! That's too sick for me.
    • 2004 January 24, Nena, “Re: Why monogamy?”, in soc.subculture.bondage-bdsm.femdom, Usenet[2]:
      Their reaction to hearing about alternative sexual practices in the abstract is most often amusement, sometimes squickage, rarely moral outrage.
    • 2009 April 3, elizabeth, “Re: Painful Water Birth”, in alt.support.childfree, Usenet[3]:
      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.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:squickage.
  2. (slang) Something which squicks.
    • 2002 April 12, XL [username], “REC: Mary Church”, in alt.tv.x-files.creative, Usenet[4]:
      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. :)
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:squickage.