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  • n. A source of psychological discomfort.
  • v. To gross out, to disgust.
  • v. To be grossed out, to experience disgust.


Believed to have originated as an onomatopoeia in the Usenet newsgroup Popularized primarily in the newsgroup alt.tasteless. (Wiktionary)



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  • I've never come across it.

    February 25, 2010

  • Possibly a contraction of "squeamish" and "ick!" A negative emotional response, more specifically a disturbed or disgusted one. As in: "The relationship between Cordelia and Connor in Angel Season Four gave me a case of the squicks."

    February 25, 2010

  • Squick is a word popularly understood to have been coined in BSDM circles, but is now in use in many other areas of the internet. It means nails-on-chalkboard, yikes-run-away, unreasoning, personal distaste for a thing or a practice. I personally have several squicks, including a hatred for humiliation comedy; also, gratuitous splatter violence squicks me out.

    June 9, 2009

  • squick: v. to disturb, unsettle, make uneasy; to cause disgust or revulsion; to gross (someone) out; to freak (someone) out. Also noun, something which causes disgust, revulsion, or uneasiness, or the disgust, revulsion, or uneasiness itself. Also squick (someone) out.

    January 17, 2009

  • Heh. See twincest. *shudder*

    July 8, 2008