Definition of Squelcher

1. Noun. A crushing remark.

Exact synonyms: Put-down, Squelch, Takedown
Generic synonyms: Derision
Language type: Colloquialism
Derivative terms: Put Down, Squelch, Squelch, Take Down



2. Noun. An electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise.
Exact synonyms: Squelch, Squelch Circuit
Generic synonyms: Circuit, Electric Circuit, Electrical Circuit
Derivative terms: Squelch

Definition of Squelcher

1. Noun. One who, or that which, squelches. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Squelcher

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Squelcher

squeezeth
squeezier
squeezing
squeezing in
squeezing out
squeezy
squeg
squegged
squegger
squeggers
squegging
squegs
squelch
squelch circuit
squelched
squelcher (current term)
squelchers
squelches
squelchier
squelchiest
squelchiness
squelching
squelchingly
squelchy
squeteague
squeteagues
squewiff
squib
squib kick
squib kicks

Literary usage of Squelcher

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"There's a squelcher in the bread-basket that'll stop your dancing, ... This last retort would have been a squelcher.—Evening Hews. He was keeled back, ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... poser, squelcher;—all colloq. or slang. seven, a. septenary (rare or literary), sep- timal (rare). seven, n. septenary (rare), heptad (rare or »pec. ..."

3. The Life of Whitelaw Reid by Royal Cortissoz (1921)
""What a squelcher for Marble and Tilden those telegrams are," he exclaims on one occasion, ..."

4. Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman by Willis Fletcher Johnson, Oliver Otis Howard (1891)
"Down went the orderly, and the confusion of poor Miles was overwhelming when he got the squelcher from the General commanding. "Why, it was all praise," ..."

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