Definition of squirrelly in English:

squirrelly

adjective

  • 1Relating to or resembling a squirrel.

    ‘the chipmunks were little squirrelly things’
    • ‘Get me a coffee table book that I can leaf through, full of gorgeous shots of squirrels being squirrelly, and sunsets unsurpassed.’
    • ‘They're cute in their own squirrelly chipmunkish way.’
    aroused, sexy, sexually aroused, excited, stimulated, titillated, amorous, inflamed, impassioned, lustful
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  • 2North American informal Restless, nervous, or unpredictable.

    ‘I got all squirrelly after you left’
    • ‘My jet was still acting squirrelly as my wingman and I tried to avoid the many populated areas on the approach.’
    • ‘All three of us wanted to make sure we got the wire on the first try, since a rollout with no rudder, at best, would be squirrelly.’
    • ‘Go-anywhere funds are too squirrelly to fit neatly into a style box.’
    • ‘The T - 45 is notoriously squirrelly on the runway, which served to mask the problem and convince many people, including me, that the problem was pilot and not machine.’
    • ‘If it seems a little squirrelly that particles and energies can go popping in and out of states like that, that's because it is.’
    • ‘On the way to the train station, my camera display started acting squirrelly.’
    • ‘Or maybe you can think of some frenetic, high-strung, wiry, squirrelly people.’
    • ‘Slick said she has to create, ‘or else I get squirrelly,’ and it doesn't matter whether it's writing, drawing, making music or acting.’
    • ‘To say the aircraft was squirrelly would be an understatement.’
    • ‘A soft track ski will be squirrelly on a fast firm course and a hard track ski will tend to plow in soft snow.’
    • ‘When I do, the front end gets squirrelly, as if the bike wants to pull a wheelie.’
    • ‘Life can get very squirrelly and unpredictable.’
    • ‘That being the case, homeowners could be forgiven for feeling a bit squirrelly about hiring an architect.’
    • ‘On a tight slalom course, we found it stable under power but a trifle squirrelly under hard braking into a turn.’
    • ‘The back end is squirrelly, whipping in the wind as the rear tire rises and falls.’
    • ‘‘The aircraft is squirrelly and unpleasant on the ground at best of times,’ stated Steve.’
    • ‘Even if he is on the up-and-up, he still has much squirrelly behavior to account for.’
    • ‘In my pregnancy, even though I wanted a clean house, I would have been squirrelly with a maid about.’
    • ‘She is a TV writer who's smart, caustic and socially a little squirrelly.’
    • ‘But he launched from the saddle and began to shoosh downward in a squirrelly, fishtailing, but upright descent.’
    nervous, on edge, edgy, tense, anxious, ill at ease, unrelaxed, in a state of nerves, in a state of agitation, fretful, uneasy, restless, fidgety, worked up, keyed up, overwrought, wrought up, strung out, on tenterhooks, on pins and needles, with one's stomach in knots, worried, apprehensive, strained
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    1. 2.1 Eccentric or mad.
      ‘you might think I'm a little squirrelly’
      • ‘To my horror, I had seen that same squirrelly, spectacled face before, only this time it had a horrible look to it.’
      • ‘This, I should warn you, is where the plan went from squirrelly and unworkable to completely insane.’
      • ‘So the squirrelly university teach keeps a cool level head about circumnavigating the snares of conspiracy theory that threatens to mock his work.’
      • ‘Crouching and staring at him unblinkingly for five minutes just about drove him squirrelly, though.’
      insane, mentally ill, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, sick in the head, not together, crazy, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, stark mad, manic, frenzied, raving, distraught, frantic, hysterical, delirious, psychotic, psychopathic, mad as a hatter, mad as a march hare, away with the fairies, foaming at the mouth
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Pronunciation

squirrelly

/ˈskwɪr(ə)li/