Word of the Day: squib

squib [skwib]

noun

  1. a short and witty or sarcastic saying or writing.
  2. Journalism. a short news story, often used as a filler.

verb

  1. to write squibs.
  2. to shoot a squib.

Origin

Squib is of unknown origin, though it entered English in the 1500s.

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