See also: SQUID
Unknown. Perhaps a sailors' alteration of squirt.
squid (plural squids or squid)
- Any of several carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusks, of the order Teuthida, having a mantle, eight arms, and a pair of tentacles
- A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other substance fastened on its shank to imitate a squid.
- (US, military, slang, mildly derogatory) A sailor in the Navy.
- (UK, slang, humorous, rare) A quid; one pound sterling.
- Can you lend me five squid? I feel like a bacon sarnie.
- 2004, The Streets (lyrics and music), “It Was Supposed to Be So Easy”, in A Grand Don’t Come for Free:
- Press the fifty squid button – "Insufficient funds".
A thousandth of a million squid or two monkeys / Or a whole fifty scores
- arctic squid (Gonatus fabricii)
- Argentine shortfin squid (Illex argentinus)
- arrow squid
- Atlantic brief squid (Lolliguncula brevis)
- Atlantic squid (Loligo spp.)
- banded piglet squid (Helicocranchia pfefferi)
- bigfin reef squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana)
- bigfin squid (Magnapinna spp.)
- bird squid (Ornithoteuthis)
- bobtail squid (order Sepiolida)
- broad squid (Uroteuthis etheridgei)
- bush-club squid (Batoteuthis skolops)
- Caribbean reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea)
- cockatoo squid (family Cranchiidae)
- colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni)
- Dana octopus squid (Taningia danae)
- European squid (Loligo vulgaris)
- firefly squid (Watasenia scintillans)
- fire squid (family Pyroteuthidae)
- flying squid (family Ommastrephidae)
- giant squid (family Architeuthidae)
- giant warty squid (Kondakovia longimana)
- glacial squid (Psychroteuthis glacialis)
- glass squid (family Cranchiidae)
- Gould's squid (Nototodarus gouldi)
- Grimaldi scaled squid (Lepidoteuthis grimaldii)
- Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes)
- hooked squid (family Onychoteuthidae)
- hook squid
- Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas)
- Japanese flying squid, Japanese common squid (Todarodes pacificus)
- jewel squid (Histioteuthis spp.)
- Joubin's squid (Joubiniteuthis portieri)
- jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas)
- little post horn squid (Spirula spirula)
- long-armed squid (Chiroteuthis veranyi)
- longarm octopus squid (Kondakovia longimana)
- longfin inshore squid (Doryteuthis pealeii)
- neon flying squid (Ommastrephes bartramii)
- New Zealand arrow squid (Nototodarus sloanii)
- oval squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana)
- Pacific flying squid (Todarodes pacificus)
- pencil squid (family Loliginidae)
- ram's horn squid (Spirula spirula)
- red flying squid, red squid (Ommastrephes bartramii)
- reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea)
- rhomboid squid (Thysanoteuthis rhombus)
- robust clubhook squid (Onykia robusta)
- sharpear enope squid (Ancistrocheirus lesueurii)
- slender inshore squid (Doryteuthis plei)
- sparkling enope squid (Watasenia scintillans)
- spear squid (Hetrololigo bleekeri)
- squidhound (Morone saxatilis)
- stinky squid (Pseudocolus fusiformis)
- striped dumpling squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis)
- striped pyjama squad (Vampyroteuthis infernalis)
- tail-light horn squid (Spirula spirula)
- vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis)
- whip-lash squid (family Mastigoteuthidae)
squid (third-person singular simple present squids, present participle squidding, simple past and past participle squidded)
- (fishing) To fish with the kind of hook called a squid.
- (parachuting) To cause squidding (an improper, partial, parachute inflation, that results in the sides of the parachute folding in on the center, and pulsating back and forth).
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Possibly a blend of stupid and quick; "stupid, quick, under-dressed and imminently dead", a claimed origin, is probably a backronym.
squid (plural squids)
- (slang, motorcycling, derogatory) A motorcyclist, especially a sport biker, characterized by reckless riding and lack of protective gear.
- "In my mind, a street squid is anyone who races on the street. Period."1
- "squid: a cocky motorcyclist who darts very aggressively through traffic"2
- Harrison, Greg. Son of Squid. American Motorcyclist. Vol. 41, No. 8. ISSN 0277-9358. p. 5. Aug 1987
- Hough, David L. (2000), Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well (2nd ed.), USA: BowTie Press, p. 253, →ISBN, 9781889540535, p. 253.