Definition of squib noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//skwɪb//
; NAmE NAmE//skwɪb//
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  • a small firework
  • Word Origin early 16th cent.: of unknown origin; perhaps imitative of a small explosion.Idioms (British English, informal) an event that is disappointing because it is not as exciting or impressive as expected The celebrations were a bit of a damp squib.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: squib

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