Variant(s): also squil·gee \ˈskwē-, ˈskwil-\
Etymology: origin unknown
: a blade of leather or rubber set on a handle and used for spreading, pushing, or wiping liquid material on, across, or off a surface (as a window) ; also : a smaller similar device or a small rubber roller with handle used by a photographer or lithographer
Inflected Form(s):squee·geed also squil·geed; squee·gee·ing also squil·gee·ing
: to smooth, wipe, or treat with a squeegee
Squilgee?? Has anyone ever heard the variant? Is it a regional thing?
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I sure haven't ever heard it. Dictionary.com has "squillagee," to boot. It gives no clue as to any regional usage, though.skinem wrote:Squilgee?? Has anyone ever heard the variant? Is it a regional thing?
It does, however, raise the idea that it derives from a corruption of the word "squeeze."
This was first posted a year and a half ago, so perhaps there's a new member who has come across the alternates.
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