squirmage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

squirm +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

squirmage (uncountable)

  1. (informal) The act of squirming.
    • 2007, Harry Sanderford, "A Bedtime Story", A Prairie Home Companion, 9 May 2007:
      In bed, Lauren has never been able to control her lateral squirmage. She is the needle on a compass and Spencer is due North.
  2. (slang, by extension) The condition or quality of causing a state of discomfort, particularly disgust, fear, or embarrassment.
    • c. 2005, Angus Wolfe Murray, Waiting… review, Eye for Film:
      Pants down gags are as loud and lively as fart jokes, but willy waving in a restaurant kitchen is a whole new area of squirmage, hitherto unexplored.

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