Definition of squick in US English:



[with object]informal
  • 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’
    • ‘It's dark and scary, but in the way that squicks adults much more than children.’
    • ‘I'm just getting pretty squicked out.’
    • ‘Some people get squicked out by the idea of swapping germs.’
    • ‘I recall being entirely squicked out by the giant sandworms in the film version of "Dune."’
    • ‘It's a dark noir that's as much about turning you on as it is about squicking you 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.’
    • ‘It should be noted that squid is one of the few creatures which squicks me no end.’
    • ‘I was entirely squicked out by the violence.’
    • ‘Squicked out by the thought of eating industrial sized, manufactured giant chickens?’
    • ‘It's not rational, but the idea of those two dating squicks me out.’
    revolt, repel, repulse, sicken, nauseate, cause to feel nauseous, make shudder, turn someone's stomach, make someone's gorge rise
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1990s: apparently from squ- (in squirm or squeamish) + ick.