'Squid' is a contraction of "Squirrelly Kid", and comes from So Cal racers who were also involved in the Surfer culture.

Though the term is now widely used to describe street riders of questionable cornering skill, questionable judgement in demonstrations of horsepower and braking, questionable judgement in the protective clothing worn, and very questionable judgement in his/her friends, the meaning was actually developed at the racetrack.

Back in the day before trackdays (an organized event to allow anyone with a motorcycle and the price of admission to gain familiarity with a racetrack and learn to ride faster, more safely than on the street) were common and new racers frequently had no track experience - hence their unpredictable behavior and unsteady lines led to them being labelled "squirrelly", as unpredictable surfers (or surfing conditions or surfing equipment) were also called.

From there, the term made it to the canyons of Southern California (a popular means to risk one's hide while demonstrating riding skill at speeds well over the posted limit), then out to the rest of the world that reads about So Cal in magazines and apparently strives to be just like So Cal.
"I really hate dealing with the street squids riding over their heads in the 'A' group at Buttonwillow."

"That trackday org is all about getting money from the squids who don't know better."

"Yeah, there was another squid taken off Palomar in an ambulance this morning."
by kz2zx January 15, 2006
a)person or group which classifies themselves as "emo" b) a person who thinks they are great at a sport
a) Taking Back Sunday and Brand New are squids because they play emo music. b) Justin is a squid because he doesn't play defense and shoots to much.
by Martin we October 25, 2005
Of Northern Ontario origin. Means: good, acceptable, alright etc. Derived originally from a drunken mispronouciation of the word "Good".
A. Hey, are you sure you don't mind that I take your sister out on a date?
B. No worries, it's squid
by Sauce December 29, 2004
When a boy who loves whales wants to give his girlfriend a nickname matched up with his favorite animal but doesn't want to be rude, he calls her squid--which fit because of her warm, soft, pink pussy.
Robert loved to have his squid wrapped tightly around him.
by K-Squid April 25, 2007
term used to describe young canadian motorcyclists who cry when they are pulled over by law enforcement officers.

also see. bibo
harry: "kelm got pulled over by the cops and cried."
dick: "what a squid."
by tom thumb123 November 11, 2006
An invertibrate, predator with 8 legs, and 2 longer legs on the side, they live in the water and well, eat stuff...
-Also they taste good when baked, breaded, with just a little bit of crabmeat....

-pretty inexpensive, if you buy them on ice, and then gut, and clean them yourself...watch out for the ink though
-If they ever find the illusive giant squid, I hope they make the illusive giant Calamari
by ea June 09, 2004
a complete n00b. a person who fails at life and has no idea what theyre doing.
"Evan, you're working at McDonalds? You fuckin squid"
"Squid you team-killing fucktard!"
by fattymcbutterboobs July 03, 2005
A term origionally used in motorcycle racing for a rider with little talent that only moves quickly in short bursts (ie. between corners) hence the motion of a squid!
These days the term can also be used to describe a Stunta! Although sometimes the term "Squid" is abused by riders themselves with no talent to criticise riders with superior skills to theirs! when monkey cant do! what monkey see! (or doesnt have the balls to do!)
Correct use: All the American superbike riders are squids! They cant even win their own superbike championship!

Incorrect use: Look at that "Squid" riding down the HWY on one wheel at 100mph!
by AussieBoy August 14, 2004
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