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European squid Loligo vulgaris


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 pejorative) 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, pejorative) 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