Squid vs Balloon - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between squid and balloon
is that squid
is any of several carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusks, of the order Teuthida, having a mantle, eight arms, and a pair of tentacles while balloon
is an inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible.
As a verb balloon is
to increase or expand rapidly.
. Perhaps related to (squirt)
Any of several carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusks, of the order Teuthida, having a mantle, eight arms, and a pair of tentacles
A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other substance fastened on its shank to imitate a squid.
(mildly, pejorative) A sailor in the Navy.
(UK, slang, humorous, rare) A quid; one pound sterling.
- Can you lend me five squid ? I feel like a bacon sarnie.
* arrow squid
* broad squid
* colossal squid
* giant squid
* jumbo squid
Possibly a blend of (stupid) and (quick); "stupid, quick, under-dressed and imminently dead", a claimed origin, is probably a backronym
Derived from "squirrelly kid"
(slang, motorcycling, pejorative) A motorcyclist characterized by lack of riding gear, reckless/careless/unsafe riding, especially of sport bikers.
* "In my mind, a street squid is anyone who races on the street. Period."1
* "squid: a cocky motorcyclist who darts very aggressively through traffic"2
* Harrison, Greg.
Son of Squid. American Motorcyclist. Vol. 41, No. 8. ISSN 0277-9358. p. 5. Aug 1987
* Hough, David L. (2000),
Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well (2nd ed.), USA: BowTie Press, p. 253, ISBN 1889540536, 9781889540535, p. 253.
An inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible.
Such an object as a child’s toy.
Such an object designed to transport people through the air.
(medicine) A sac inserted into part of the body for therapeutic reasons; such as angioplasty.
A speech bubble.
A type of glass cup, sometimes used for brandy.
(architecture) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc.
(chemistry) A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form.
(pyrotechnics) A bomb or shell.
A game played with a large inflated ball.
(engraving) The outline enclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure.
- the balloon of St. Paul's Cathedral in London
* (inflatable object)
* toy balloon
* (transport) hot-air balloon, Montgolfier
* (in medicine)
* (speech bubble) speech bubble, fumetto
* barrage balloon
* balloon animal
* balloon barrage
* balloon clock
* balloon club
* balloon flower
* balloon sail
* balloon tyre
* balloon vine
* go down like a lead balloon
* hot-air balloon
* pilot balloon
* trial balloon
* weather balloon
* when the balloon goes up
To increase or expand rapidly.
- His stomach ballooned from eating such a large meal.
To go up or voyage in a balloon.
To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
- Prices will balloon if we don't act quickly.