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Used to express great delight or excitement:‘Got a photo with him and he signed my book. Squee!’
- ‘Squee! Received very nice email from a favorite author!’
- ‘Squee! Check out this kitty!’
- ‘He's showing up next week; squee!’
- ‘So now we've got that out of the way: Squee!’
- ‘Here's the NASA TV link (I get to ask the very first question, squee!)’
- ‘Btw- my wonderful brother gave me your Cookbook for Christmas - squee!’
- ‘The concept is pretty much taken straight from my daydreams and it focuses on a librarian (squee!).’
- ‘I was excited as anything to see Dragon's comment above - squee!’
- ‘At least the misery is lessened a bit by the kitten picture (SQUEE!).’
- ‘She's considering recording a new album (double squee) and feels it would be easier to do so if she were permanently in one place for a while.’
- ‘FYI - I'll be in Dublin, Ireland (squee!) between Jan 25 and 31, so I'll be offline.’
Squeal in delight or excitement:‘I squeed like a 14-year-old fangirl when I found out’
- ‘Oh lordy, I kind of squeed when the theme music played.’
- ‘Discovering this festival actually made me squee in delight.’
- ‘The sister just ran into my room, clapped me on the face, and ran out again squeeing.’
- ‘I've been reading your lovely blog for years, and I may have dropped a comment or two in the past (probably to squee about "Gavin and Stacey" or contribute to lengthy mascara debates).’
- ‘This case is classy enough for the board room and geeky enough to make your convention contacts squee gleefully.’
- ‘Videos of celebrities on Sesame Street never cease to make me squee.’
- ‘Quality fanfic that makes me fall in love with the characters all over again, makes me squee and giggle and email everyone I can think of who'd like it too.’
- ‘Not an easy feat but one rewarded with much happy squeeing!’
- ‘Much to my own surprise I actually squeed a little and then got all excited.’
- ‘Hendrix knows how to make a film fan squee with joy with a synopsis.’
- ‘We squeed in delight, because it's the show that we always dreamed about when we watched TV back in 2005.’
- ‘Those chairs are there for moms and bridesmaids to sit on and SQUEE when the bride-to-be emerges from the dressing room.’
- ‘I squeed so much the cat looked alarmed.’
- ‘I squeed with pleasure.’
A cry of delight or excitement:‘if they hadn't been in a meeting she would have let out a squee of delight’
- ‘The Making of Mama Mia is a three-part featurette including an interview with head Abba lyricist Bjorn Ulvaeus (cue Mindy squee).’
- ‘I can keep my girlish squees to a minimum.’
- ‘Everyone loved his first episode for Doctor Who and when word leaked he was writing another one, the squees pretty much deafened me.’
- ‘One half says: 'Oooh, another Star Wars movie' with a 'squee', the other is cynical and a little bit fearful of more damage to a respected brand.’
- ‘I had a giant squee reaction to both of my countries of citizenship getting something right in the same week.’
- ‘There we were waiting for the 45-minute gig - insert squee here - when they broke the bad news to us: Barrowman was going to do the questioning.’
1990s: probably representing a pronunciation of a shortening of squeal.
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