Synonyms
Etymology

1. squirrel

noun. ['ˈskwɝːəl'] a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail.

Synonyms

  • spermophile
  • gnawer
  • Eutamius sibiricus
  • Eutamius asiaticus
  • family Sciuridae
  • gopher
  • hackee
  • rodent
  • chipmunk
  • tree squirrel
  • baronduki
  • Sciuridae
  • barunduki
  • Asiatic flying squirrel
  • eastern chipmunk
  • Tamias striatus
  • American flying squirrel
  • ground squirrel
  • striped squirrel
  • burunduki

Etymology

  • esquirel (Anglo-Norman)
  • escurel (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Squirrel

  • epidural
  • referral
  • deferral
  • o'berle

How do you pronounce squirrel?

Pronounce squirrel as skwərəl.

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Example sentences of the word squirrel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Is there a squirrel just out of his reach on the other side of the window?

Quotes containing the word squirrel


1. A witch, a vampire, and a pixy walk into a bar, I thought as I led the way into the Squirrel’s End. It was early, and the sun had yet to set when the door swung shut behind Jenks, sealing us in the warm air smelling faintly of smoke. Immediately Nick yanked it open to come in behind us. And there’s the punch line.
- Kim Harrison, A Fistful of Charms

2. Life was not to be sitting in hot amorphic leisure in my backyard idly writing or not writing, as the spirit moved me. It was, instead, running madly, in a crowded schedule, in a squirrel cage of busy people. Working, living, dancing, dreaming, talking, kissing- singing, laughing, learning.
- Sylvia Plath

3. Don’t make a feller wait too long. A feller waiting on a gal can get ornery’er than a huntin’ dog that’s tree’d it’s squirrel.
- Colleen Houck

2. squirrel-sized

adjective. having the approximate size of a squirrel.

Antonyms

  • unsorted

3. squirrel

noun. ['ˈskwɝːəl'] the fur of a squirrel.

Synonyms

  • fur

Etymology

  • esquirel (Anglo-Norman)
  • escurel (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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