- (a.) A little pipe, or hollow cylinder of paper, filled with powder or combustible matter, to be thrown into the air while burning, so as to burst there with a crack.
- (a.) A kind of slow match or safety fuse.
- (a.) A sarcastic speech or publication; a petty lampoon; a brief, witty essay.
- (a.) A writer of lampoons.
- (a.) A paltry fellow.
- (v. i.) To throw squibs; to utter sarcatic or severe reflections; to contend in petty dispute; as, to squib a little debate.