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adj. 1. [cf. Trin. squingy, squinge up dried up (Winer); US dial. South idem DARE] undersized; laughably small: 1940 li’l squinchy Goebbels (Dupuch 1). 1980 All I get wit muh tea was a squinchy piece o' cake (ibid p.c.). cf. WINGEY, TINCHY

2. [cf. SQUINCH² ] squeaky, as of a bicycle. (San Sal.)

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Last update: 2011-10-30 14:29
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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