One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cause (someone) to feel intense disgust.‘we get that bodily fluids can squick people out’‘stop reading now if you're squicked by injury details’
revolt, repel, repulse, sicken, nauseate, cause to feel nauseous, make shudder, turn someone's stomach, make someone's gorge riseView synonyms
- ‘I'm just getting pretty squicked out.’
- ‘It is a thick double chop, and the "trend" for pork is not to cook the heck out of it anymore, which was fine with me, but some people might have been squicked.’
- ‘I was entirely squicked out by the violence.’
- ‘I recall being entirely squicked out by the giant sandworms in the film version of "Dune."’
- ‘Some people get squicked out by the idea of swapping germs.’
- ‘It's not rational, but the idea of those two dating squicks me out.’
- ‘It should be noted that squid is one of the few creatures which squicks me no end.’
- ‘Squicked out by the thought of eating industrial sized, manufactured giant chickens?’
- ‘It's dark and scary, but in the way that squicks adults much more than children.’
- ‘It's a dark noir that's as much about turning you on as it is about squicking you out.’
1990s: apparently from squ- (in squirm or squeamish) + ick.
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