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Post subject: The definition of "Squoze"
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:19 am
Joined: Thu Oct 12,
2006 7:50 am
I was reading on another
engineering forum (can I give the name?
Eng-Tips.com) recently about the use of the word
"squoze." You have probably heard it used as the
past-tense of "squeeze." That post, if I
remember correctly, talked about a lawyer using
it in the courtroom.
A lot of recently
coined words and phrases tend to make it into
the dictionaries rather quickly, but I cheked
Dictionary.com and it doesn't have a listing for
squoze yet. MiriamWebster.com actually lists it,
but you have to pay to read it. Bartelby says,
"is a Nonstandard dialectal form of the weak
verb squeeze, used jocularly in Casual contexts
in place of the Standard past tense or past
participle form, squeezed. Analogy with the past
tense of freeze, froze, probably accounts for
I personally never use the word
"squoze." I think is make you sound ignorant.
Anybody else have an opinion?