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  • IPA(key): /skwɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪd

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown. Perhaps related to squirt.


squid (plural squids or squid)

  1. Any of several carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusks, of the order Teuthida, having a mantle, eight arms, and a pair of tentacles
  2. A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other substance fastened on its shank to imitate a squid.
  3. (US, military, slang, mildly derogatory) A sailor in the Navy.
  4. (Britain, slang, humorous, rare) A quid; one pound sterling.
    Can you lend me five squid? I feel like a bacon sarnie.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly a blend of stupid and quick; "stupid, quick, under-dressed and imminently dead", a claimed origin, is probably a backronym.


squid (plural squids)

  1. (slang, motorcycling, derogatory) A motorcyclist characterized by lack of riding gear, reckless/careless/unsafe riding, especially of sport bikers.
    • "In my mind, a street squid is anyone who races on the street. Period."1
    • "squid: a cocky motorcyclist who darts very aggressively through traffic"2


Etymology 3[edit]

From pulsating like a squid (cephalopod)


squid (third-person singular simple present squids, present participle squidding, simple past and past participle squidded)

  1. (parachuting) To cause squidding. (An improper, partial, parachute inflation, that results in the sides of the parachute folding in on the center, and pulsating back and forth.)