Definition of squib:
rocket, paragraph, bit, burlesque, Guy Fawkes' Night, item, firecracker, the Gunpowder Plot, pyrotechnics, innuendo, pun, sparkler, story, piece, spoof, joke, Roman candle, one-liner, parody, wordplay, witticism, punch line, words, a play on words, firework, Bonfire Night, guy, wisecrack.
The cause alleged for this unmanly, base, cowardly outrage, is some expressions which occurred in an election squib, printed at this office, and extensively circulated through the county, before the election.- "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
" It's rather a curious chance in mine," said I. " She sings it, she sings it," he cried, and with a last laugh turned and fairly ran away down the street, like a mischievous boy who has thrown his squib and flies from the scene in mirthful fear.- "The King's Mirror", Anthony Hope.
- "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.