Definition of squirrelly in English:


Syllabification: squir·rel·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈskwər(ə)lē


1Relating to or resembling a squirrel: the chipmunks were little squirrelly things
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  • They're cute in their own squirrelly chipmunkish way.
  • Get me a coffee table book that I can leaf through, full of gorgeous shots of squirrels being squirrelly, and sunsets unsurpassed.
2North American informal Restless, nervous, or unpredictable.
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  • Life can get very squirrelly and unpredictable.
  • She is a TV writer who's smart, caustic and socially a little squirrelly.
  • Even if he is on the up-and-up, he still has much squirrelly behavior to account for.
2.1Eccentric or insane.
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  • This, I should warn you, is where the plan went from squirrelly and unworkable to completely insane.
  • Crouching and staring at him unblinkingly for five minutes just about drove him squirrelly, though.
  • To my horror, I had seen that same squirrelly, spectacled face before, only this time it had a horrible look to it.

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