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squib / skwib/ • n. 1. a small firework that burns with a hissing sound before exploding. ∎  a short piece of satirical writing. ∎  a short news item or filler in a newspaper.2. a small, slight, or weak person, esp. a child.3. Football a short kick on a kickoff. ∎ Baseball (also squib·ber) a blooper or infield grounder that becomes a base hit.• v. (squibbed, squib·bing) 1. [tr.] Football kick (the ball) a comparatively short distance on a kickoff; execute (a kick) in this way. ∎ Baseball hit (the ball) with little force, usually with the end of the bat, the typical result being a blooper or infield grounder.2. [intr.] archaic utter, write, or publish a satirical or sarcastic attack. ∎  [tr.] lampoon: the mendicant parson, whom I am so fond of squibbing.