Definition of


  1. (adj, all) excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

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Synonyms of Squeamish

dainty, nice, overnice, prissy

Alternate forms of Squeamish

Derivations: squeamishness

Origin of the word Squeamish

  1. mid-15c., variant of squoymous "disdainful, fastidious" (c.1300), from Anglo-Fr. *escoymous, which is of unknown origin.
    "He was somdel squaymousOf fartyng, and of speche daungerous"[Chaucer, "Miller's Tale," c.1386]

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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